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Keswick Day 6 – The end of our visit

The weather was terrible on our last full day in Keswick. Rain poured down in buckets and the wind howled. We’d done most of the things we wanted to do in the area, anyway, so it was a good day … Continue reading

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Keswick – Day 5

Day five promised unsettled weather, but we packed our rain gear, ventured out anyway, and caught a bus to Whinlatter Forest Park. The park includes walking trails for all levels of experience and ability, but we were mostly interested in … Continue reading

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Keswick – Day 4 – The Derwent Pencil Museum

Our fourth day in Keswick was rainy and cool, and we’d all had fairly major efforts the previous day, so it seemed a good time to visit one of Keswick’s few indoor attractions – the Derwent Pencil Museum. A bit … Continue reading

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Keswick Interlude.

These were for sale in grocery stores and outdoor gear shops all over town. I’m told they were the forerunner of all of the varieties of sports energy foods that are available today. I wanted to try one even though … Continue reading

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Keswick, Lake District, England – Day 2

After the long hike the previous day, we voted for a quieter activity, opting for the boat ride around Derwentwater, the lake nearest Keswick. Gray clouds filled the sky and even spilled an occasional misty drizzle, but the smooth sailing … Continue reading

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The Lake District, Keswick – First Full Day

The weather for our first full day in Keswick was spectacular, sunny and clear, so we decided on what looked to be a fairly easy walk to the nearby Castlerigg Stone Circle.  Getting there via road was only a three-quarter … Continue reading

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From Glasgow to The Lake District, England

In this case getting there was half the fun. After a leisurely breakfast, we packed up, checked out, and headed across the street from our hotel to the Glasgow Central Train Station. It’s a busy confusing, station, with trains coming … Continue reading

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Glasgow – Day 2

We slept for almost ten hours and woke refreshed. After breakfast in the hotel, we set out. We took the subway to the Glasgow Botanic Gardens, which proved well worth the visit. But first a word on the Glasgow subway … Continue reading

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A Trip to Glasgow – Getting There and Day 1

In August my husband and I ventured across the sea again. The ultimate goal was a week in the Lake District of England with our son and his family, but to get there we flew into Glasgow where we would … Continue reading

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Greece Day 8 – The Last Day

Our very last day on Santorini and in Greece. We’d planned to spend most of the day exploring the town of Oia. We had breakfast at a nice café with pastries, fresh squeezed orange juice, and coffee. The first hour … Continue reading

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