Yesterday (16 th) we arrived in St Bees after travelling from London to Carlisle and being met by my friends Peter and Monty. They had generously offered to drive us to St Bees so we could have a real catch up.
We were extremely grateful because it had turned cold and wet. They have been travelling for a few months so it was a perfect opportunity and the only opportunity to meet in our travels.
We had our meet and greet and then dinner in the local hotel. There were two weddings so the pubs were so-o busy!
Next day, Sunday was our first walking day. Our guide had put the fear of god into us over the supposed difficulty of the walk so everyone was s bit apprehensive.
We set off to the beach to collect a stone, the traditional offering to be left on the beach on the opposite side of the country,
There was a stiff wind but it was good to be walking again. We cut a pretty fast pace and our guide Paul is very good.
We climbed the Dent a hill of about 300 metre but the weather has turned wet, cold and windy. I decided to take out my new Poncho and even if I look like Quasimodo it was fantastic. Much better than my cost!
With no let up in the rain we hurried on to Ennerdale and the Shephards Arms. We arrived very bedraggled and dripping water everywhere. Debra, my room mate had a message that her bag was overweight so we went through her bag to reduce it.
Some of the others have overweight luggage too and they have pooled their excess and put it into storage till the end but sharing the cost.
Great dinner tonight.