For the last couple of days we’ve been relaxing on site, taking in the sun, making the odd cycle ride into Coniston to get some provisions and to visit the local hostelries. Yesterday we walked in to get the bus to Ambleside, only to wave the bus off as we were literally 30 seconds too late!
That’s what you get for having a ‘motorhome’ breakfast…two cups of coffee, cereal, toast, bacon etc. We had loads of time and thought 30 minutes would be enough to walk into Coniston, but as usual we’d got it all wrong! So, we called into a coffee shop and had a latte and tea cake instead, followed by a trip to the local butcher where we bought some lovely steaks for dinner.
This was our treat as on Monday we went for a walk along the lower slopes of the Old Man of Coniston. It was only about three or four miles and turned out to be a bit of a bimble really, but we enjoyed it. There was a lovely memorial seat on the route so we stopped and enjoyed our packed lunch, looking out to some beautiful views of the lake.
Every time we come back here we remark on how much we love the area. We just seem to feel like we’ve come home and there is so much to do and see, we just relax when we’re here. Tomorrow we’re going to take a more substantial walk around the shore of the lake, irrespective of whether it rains or not!