Image via WikipediaA wonderful week in the Lake District with an all day walk round the Fairfield Horse shoe. Not a good idea in my new boots as I said in a previous post. On Friday, John Morrell of Walkingways made me brave the rain and walk up Black Crag and down to Tarn Howes and back to the start at Skelwith Bridge, the home of Kirkstone Slate. John does not like the local as they were rude to him once many years ago so we moved on to the Britannia Pub at Elterwater. No fires as they were waiting for the chimney-sweep to arrive. The beer was excellent.
Enough of the hills and soon it will be time to travel to Southwold to enjoy the pier. The pier was bought by Stephen and Antonio Bournes in 2005. Judging from their website they have done well with their business plan and increased foot traffic from 500,000 to 650,000. We will have to chose a quiet day as we do not want any salt-spray getting into the motor of the mobility scooter.