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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Cumbria » Cockermouth June 30th 2018

We decided to stay put in our accommodation in Great Broughton and headed to Maryport on the suggestion of our host to watch the great Trawler Race. We weren’t disappointed as the walk around the harbour was an eye-opener and most enjoyable. I happened to strike up a conversation with a owner-skipper of the trawler, “Silver Fern”, and was invited on board for a look around and even invited to stay on board and partake in the race out at sea, the Irish Sea. I declined as I have enough trouble staying upright standing still on level ground let alone on the deck of a trawler as it surges through the waves … “Man overbooooaaaarrrd!” We stayed, watched and enjoyed all of the decorated, flag flying trawlers depart safe harbour. The tide had come in, the ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Cumbria » Cockermouth June 29th 2018

We followed Jane’s suggestion and did a 70min Lake Windermere boat cruise. Very scenic and very relaxing. Keswick, the headquarters for adventurers of any ilk followed. Then … one of the best drives we have done in our short lives … from Keswick to Grange to Stonethwaith to Seatoller through and over mountains by the Honister Pass with gradient of 25-30% in many places to Buttermere, Lorton, Cockermouth and finally our destination, Great Broughton. The road, windy, narrow, with hundreds of metres drop-off on the left of the car for a great part of the slow journey, but scenery so very spectacular that it was unfortunate that we couldn’t stop to photograph whenever we wanted as there were no stopping points. Drop-off one side, stone wall or mountain side and scree the other. With vehicles approaching ... read more

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