Our second trip of the year to our favorite site - the C&CC site at Ravenglass.
D has just replaced both tyres on the caravan, so he spent a lot of the long, long journey worrying about incorrectly torqued wheels falling off and over inflated tyres exploding, but all was ok. We arrived around 2pm and were shown to pitch no. 5, which is a pretty good pitch. The site was almost full, so we were quite lucky to get it.
After lunch and some time spent relaxing around the caravan we went for a stroll around the village and ended up watching an excellent sunset from the Inn at Ravenglass.
Then we adjourned to the Pennington hotel for dinner in their bar area.
No driving today, we got the steam train into Eskdale, got off early at Irton Road and walked the rest of the way to Boot.
Really nice weather today, warm and sunny, luckily much of our route was amongst trees alongside the river Esk.
We had lunch in the Brook House Inn, which is somewhere we keep saying we are going to stay sometime but never have.
The journey back wasn't so good, we had to make do with an inside carriage, which was cramped and hot!
Back at site we had a barbecue, then watched another spectacular sunset but not from the Inn at Ravenglass...it was too busy. Luckily there are benches on the grass across the road.
Afterwards we went to the Ratty Arms, which was much quieter. Still just about warm enough to sit outside.
A quick stroll along the "beach" for D first thing.
Then a quick ascent of Irton Pike...no proper walking this trip! Nice view of Wasdale Head and Wastwater from near the top.
In the afternoon we got a regular train to Whitehaven and had a look around the marina, and an early dinner in a pub called the Vagabond, which was really nice.
Back in Ravenglass the sunset wasn't so good tonight, but two out of three isn't bad.
The Inn at Ravenglass quietened down when it got dark and we stayed for their once a month pub quiz, which was raising funds for the Northern Air Ambulance service. We didn't win but we didn't come last, so quite a good result for us.
The end of the good weather, we got a bit wet packing everything away, but it could have been worse. No problems getting home, except getting stuck behind a tractor for quite a long time.
One more trip before our move...maybe? Not sure where or when yet.