For the first time on the trip we see snow capped peaks
and are reminded it is no longer summer, however we have not been cold the whole trip, even without heating in the van and only three of the five duvets actually got used hee hee.
The winding twisting mountain paths were a pleasure to drive with outstanding new views around every corner.
whilst the beast plodded on sedately I dropped into bottom gear on every down hill run to save the brakes others came belting by. One of these idiots driving a huge lorry made me flinch enough to jerk the steering wheel just as a projecting piece of the stone wall arrived in my path and the second damage to beast on the trip occurred. It could have been worse, a bent door frame and screws broken from the hinges. Luckily a big hammer and plentiful supply of screws (thanks to Terry) soon made it possible to continue. Final straightening will be done back at the workshop, but no holes so lucky really.
As we travelled on down to Windermere we marvelled at the stone walling that went hundreds of feet up the mountain, those hill farmers were a hardy breed. Windermere was too commercialised and parking expensive so we drove on through and then out of the Lake district. One day we will go back, maybe taking the canoe and fishing tackle.
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