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Jun 5, 2016 - Day 14 Liverpool to Penrith

We set off reasonably early and rather than head straight into the Lakes District, decided to head up the coast before heading east. We set off for Southport first and drove down to the beach....and on to the beach. Pete wasn't really sure about that however the sand looked pretty firm and lots of others had done it before us. The beach is very wide...you'd need a cut lunch and water bag to get to the waters edge. I took a few photos and we drove on through the town and set out for Blackpool. We parked and went for a walk along the...

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Jul 6, 2013 - Lockerbie to Penrith, Scotland - Chips with everything

I’m finding that muscle memory (in spite of it being more than more than 40 years since I drove in England) is serving me well for driving here. No problems with driving on the left side of the road and handling roundabouts and even the super narrow country lanes aren’t too much of a problem because I cut my eye teeth on such roads when I first learned to drive (down in Cornwall) so it’s actually very enjoyable. Even the stick shift on the left-hand side seems to have come back quite naturally to me, but I have to admit to having been quite...

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Mar 24, 2013 - Lake District

After an incredibly delicious breakfast (Norm was moaning), we spent the day driving around the Lake District. Because of all the snow, it seemed like we were in Switzerland with snow covered mountains and beautiful lakes. The snow stopped but there was still plenty on the ground. Most of the people out and about were hikers and hardy walkers. We stopped in a small town called Ambleside and almost all of the stores were hiking gear stores. On one of the roads, we happened by the William Wordsworth's home, Dove Cottage, and his museum with...

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Mar 23, 2013 - York to Windermere

Well, we did indeed wake up to snow this morning. We looked outside and everything was white. So, we checked out of our hotel and drove to the York Castle Museum. It was wonderful. They had different rooms set up showing Victorian life in York; a living room, bedroom, kitchen, dining room, etc. There was a huge room called "Birth to Death" where they had christening clothes, wedding dresses and a life-sized horse-drawn hearse. They then recreated a Victorian street with shops, a school, jail, pharmacy, etc. It was very well-done. A few...

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