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A weekend away in the Lake District

Wow look at that I’ve not blogged for over 15 months, even though I’ve been trying to get round to it!

Things have been busy here in the Cleary camp since i last blogged when we were in Chicago in May 2016 & that time has been spent with family & adjusting to a couple of changes that have affected us.

Anyway here is the revival post entitled ‘A weekend away in the Lake District’

We’d not seen our close friends Warren & Dawn for a while as they’ve been away on holiday in the US for what seemed like ages & this weekend just passed was the first real catch up we’d had with them.

The Bray’s were off to Coniston in the Lake District for the weekend & wondered if we fancied joining them in their motorhome.

After a delayed start on Saturday morning we were off up the M61 & M6 towards the Lake District following the motorhome at a steady 65mph.

Arrival at Coniston Park Coppice Caravan Club Site Park Gate, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8LA after a leisurely drive by 12.30. Within 30 minutes we were booked in, unpacked with the awning attached to the motorhome & a brew in hand.

Michele & Dawn spent some time moving their outdoor chairs around following the movement of the sun.

We elected to have a late lunch/early evening BBQ which Warren & I cooked. All washed down with a couple of beers. Following the clean up we headed off into Coniston for a couple of beers.

First stop was The Sun followed by another in the Black Bull a nice pint of bitter from the Coniston Brewing Company. If you are ever in the Lake District you do need to try a pint from these guys.

Back at the motorhome we sat & chatted the late evening away all washed down with a bottle of red wine.

Off to bed before midnight as Warren & I were out walking early doors to walk up Old Man of Coniston. When i mean early I mean early, we were all parked up in the car park at 07.45. Boots on & raring to go before the rain came which according to the weather forecast was due to start from about 13.00

Up early & leaving the girls behind as Warren & I headed off to the Old Man of Coniston.

We started the route off at 07:50 & covered a total of 6.35 miles in just a shade over 4 hours & managed to climb 2276 feet.

We managed to get down before the rain set in which was good luck.

In the afternoon we drove into Ambleside with the girls & had a lunch out before heading home.

What another fantastic day in the sun

Up like a lark this morning to another fantastic sun bathed garden, Not much of a breeze today either.

Unfortunately I had to work this morning & managed to get a couple of hours in before my will power gave up.

Had a really nice surprise this afternoon as my best mate, his wife and son turned up for a coffee and were persuaded to stay for a BBQ. We didn’t have to try too hard to persuade them. But we do really enjoy having their company so who cares.

Plenty to choose from sausages, chicken drummers, burgers bought and home-made, salad, home-made potato wedges along with egg mayonnaise all washed down with a beer but not for Warren as he was working tonight 🙁

Still really warm at 21:30 outside but really wish it was like this all the time, the sun on your face is one of the best feelings ever.

As an update my friend John Ingram has managed OK in the Isle of Mann TT practice sessions and will be ready for the TT proper tomorrow.

(https://www.facebook.com/groups/150800214993334/) good luck The Ram 56.