Monthly Archives: June 2012

Grasmere to Patterdale

Short walk (7.5 miles) in long rain today but it is so grand and lovely at the same time. Tall stone walls run up and over ridges 700 meters high, waterfall cascades stream down into the valley and just now … Continue reading

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Stage Two and Three

David and I are resting our feet in the Ivydene B&B in Grasmere, laundry and drying goretex garments hanging from every knob, maps and the C2C book spread out, checking out what tomorrow might bring. Yesterday brought the hike from … Continue reading

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Stage One

The variety of visual beauty in today’s first stage of the Coast to Coast walk (or C2C as some signs said) is close to unimaginable. From low light on the Irish Sea as we climbed St. Bees Head, to the … Continue reading

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The First Stage

The Coast to Coast walking book divides the journey into 13 stages. We’ve added a stage – actually getting to St. Bees where we start our trek, and contrary to plans, we’re not there yet. We’re at the Heathrow Sofitel … Continue reading

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The Next Adventure

In 1973, Alfred Wainwright published “A Coast to Coast Walk” describing a 192 mile footpath across England.   The walk passes through three national parks; the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, and the North York Moors.  Tradition includes walkers diping their booted feet … Continue reading

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Testing, Testing, This Is Only A Test

We’re in the last stages of packing for our walk across England, and I’m about to decide to leave my computer at home. But what about blogging? Well, I just downloaded the WordPress app again, even though it did mysterious … Continue reading

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Who In the Internet Universe Doesn’t Want Me Talking About My Garden?

I’ve been away from home again, and this time I was at David’s family house on the Jersey shore.  Knowing internet access would be sketchy there (one spot on the railing at the southwest corner of the deck picks up … Continue reading

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