Another weekend, another caravan trip. We are making the most of the nice weather. It can't last much longer...can it?
This time a three night trip to one of our favorite sites -the C&CC site at Ravenglass.
It's a long, long journey on twisting a roads, so we set off early and managed to arrive just after 1pm. Plenty of pitches to choose from. As we were driving up the hill to our allocated pitch (22) we noticed that some better ones were free, so asked if we could change...to pitch no. 6. No problem. A really good start to the trip.
The view from pitch no. 6
We sat around the caravan for a while and then walked into the village for a drink in the Inn at Ravenglass, which overlooks the estuary.
D could have stayed all afternoon, but we decided to go back to the site and have a barbecue, which was a great success.
Then it was back to the Inn to catch the sunset...but by then it had clouded over and there wasn't one! It didn't stop us having another couple of drinks, but they, and the two we had had earlier, took their toll and we headed back to the caravan for the rest of the night in, listening to the radio.
One of our goals this year is to get half way through the Wainwrights. There are 214, and before this trip we had done 100, so the race is on.
Grike (488 metres), Crag Fell (523 metres) and Lank Rigg (541 metres) are three that we haven't done, not too far away, near Ennerdale Water.
Excellent views all day. From the summit of Grike, in particular, we could see southern Scotland. A few pics to set the scene.
From the summit of Grike
Another goal was to find our 100th geocache, which we did at the summit of Grike. We should have taken a pic of it!
Ennerdale Water from Crag Fell
It did rain a bit in the afternoon,but not until we were almost back at the car. The upside of this was a nice rainbow.
We stopped off at the Fox and Hounds in Ennerdale Bridge, which looks like an excellent pub, but just had the one drink.
We got back to the site just after 5pm and just had enough time to get showers before heading back to the Inn at Ravenglass for a much better sunset than yesterday. We sat outside for as long as we could after the sun had set, but it's getting quite cold at night now!
Lots of blue sky about today. We drove to Drigg and walked along the beach and sand dunes that you can see from Ravenglass.
Another clear day, with the Isle of Mann clearly visible in the distance. This turned into quite a long walk on a warm day.
Different views of Ravenglass...
In the afternoon we sat around the caravan, enjoying the peace and quiet (the site was less than half full).
Then it was back to the Inn for another sunset (not as good as the night before), followed by dinner in the Ratty Arms.
The Ratty Arms was just about empty by 9pm, the Inn at Ravenglass had one person in, and we didn't even try the Pennington Hotel. A bit too quiet for us (and we like it quiet) so we headed back to the caravan.
D had to get back for work at 1pm, so we left early. It must be great to be retired and not have to rush back!
Nothing booked, but we are going to make the most of the nice weather...if it lasts. Maybe somewhere in Yorkshire next.