Well, that is NOT strictly true.
But is was summer like weather, and some of it was working days.
Rather lucky it was not this week I was going up or I might well be snowed in.
Last week, I had the misfortune to work, but the good fortune to have to work near
Warwick Bridge on the edge of the Lake District.
I stayed at a bunkhouse at Sandysike in Walton, just by Hadians Wall.
OK, it was work, and I could have stayed in a hotel, because I was passing the bill on to the client, but they are jolly nice people and I was more than happy in a bunkhouse, so why over charge?
What goes around will eventually come around so everyone was more than happy.
|The sitting area with fire|
On the web site someone did complain that it was expensive.
I thought it had great character, and they made me very welcome, even though I was the only one there.
Gave me milk, and also made me the rather fine fire in the top photo.
Last week it was actually very pleasant, and although I did work some very long days, I still managed to get out for a run for at least an hour to an hours and a half each night.
I purposely did not do Hadrians Wall in the evenings, because I was hoping to leave that until the saturday, when I had finished (I say finished, but only for this visit) the work.
I had negotiated with Lucy, that it would be fine for me to come back on the Sat rather than the Friday, and my walk along Hadrians Wall (well, a bit of it), will apear in part 2.
|The front of Sandysike House|
|The View from the house|
I had packed the trusty NX10, but for running it was rather bulky, and so on the two evening runs, I just used the Galaxy S2 for the photo’s.
It was getting a bit dark when I got back on the Thu evening, and as I did not get out until gone 7.00pm, I have had to Photoscape them a bit.
There is some very pretty countryside round here.
It is not as rugged as the Lakes obviously. More Eden Valley in its contours.
But for a boy up from the Fens, it is Alpine.
|The river need House Wood|
|Looking over the hills on the way to the weir.
I shot this into the sun to give the silhouette effect
|The small weir crossing the river on the way to Cambeck Hill|
|View one from Hadrian’s Wall trail as the sun was setting|
|View 2 from the trail|
|Last one that night, it was getting a bit dark|
By the time I got back, it was getting to be rather dark.
In fact it was nearing 8.45 to 9.00, and the last bit was pot luck with the tracks.
I did not have any maps, I was just guessing.
So there are no pictures of the Roman Camp.
To be honest there is not much to see.
I was getting a bit tired by now anyway, so I stuck a few more logs on the fire, and found a book on the shelf to read.
Cracked a bottle of wine (I have been quite tee-total recently), so after a couple of glasses, I was feeling quite light headed, and I had to be back in Warwick Bridge for 8.30 the next morning, so it was definitely time for some shut eye.
More to follow ………………………………