We had to cut things short today. It was pouring, and I think I may actually need to see a doctor tomorrow. My throat seems to have a lot of white patches, which is bad.
That said, the bit of walk we did was great!
The first thing we saw was this bewildering sign:
Our first glimpse of a lake in the Lake District!
Here’s Moss looking happy and mostly dry when it was only drizzling:
Once it began to rain in earnest, we stopped taking photos, we walked about 5 miles all told, and ended up calling a taxi from the youth hostel at the other end of Ennerdale Water.
Going that way took us past Buttermere, and a lake we wouldn’t have seen otherwise. We did miss out on the Black Sail Youth Hostel which is in an old shepherd’s hut that can’t be accessed by cars, but we did get to go through the Honister pass and admire the slate mine from the safe and dry confines of the taxi. We also passed many miserable looking walkers, which made us feel our decision was justified.
Tonight we’re at YHA Borrowdale, which is full of warmth and dryness, our two top things right now!