I'm sorry if you've been worried about us. We've not had internet since St. Bee's. The adventures that we've had since then will take days to write but I'll do my best to catch you up but please be patient. Internet is a rare commodity As is cell phone signal. Sheep, on the other hand, are everywhere.
As I type, it is 8 of the clock (in the am) and all of my family and American compadres are still snoring away, drooling on the pillow. Lauren and I are at the very lovely Brookfield House in Shap. Penrith, Cumbria. We are warm, dry and safe and about to go downstairs where Margaret has a pot of hot tea waiting and breakfast will follow shortly thereafter.
Today is a rest day for me and Sacajawea (that's what I call Lauren after watching her scramble up sheer mountain cliffs, hopping easily over boulders to find the path. More on this later.) so I should be able to post some amazing pictures and tell you about the past week.
Thanks to those of you who've checked in on Dougie. He says the house is very quiet. Poor Bear and Boozer must think Lauren and I have deserted them. We miss all of our boys. Okay, enough of that. We're off to tea and bacon buddies! More later.
17 Day Itinerary
Our walk begins in St. Bee's on the West Coast of Great Britain at the Irish Sea. Almost 200 miles later, we will find ourselves at the North Sea in Robin Hood's Bay.
Day 1 - Moor Row, 9 miles The Jasmine House
Day 2 - Ennerdale, 8 miles Low Cock How Farm
Day 3 - Seatoller, 14 miles Seatoller Farm
Day 4 - Grasmere, 10.5 miles Town Head Farm
Day 5 - Patterdale, 7.5 miles Grisdale Lodge
Day 6 - Shap, 16 miles Brookfield House
Day 7 - Orton, 8 miles The Westons
Day 8 - Kirby Stephen, 13.5 miles The Black Bull
Day 9 - Keld, 14 miles Keld Lodge
Day 10 - Richmond, 14 miles The Old Brewery
Day 11 - Danby-Wiske, 14 miles Old School House
Day 12 - Osmotherly, 12 miles 32 South End
Day 13 - Clay Bank Top, 11 miles The Maltkiln House
Day 14 - Blakley Ridge, 8.5 miles The Sevenford House
Day 15 - Grosmont, 14 miles The Station Inn
Day 16 - Robin Hood's Bay, 16 miles The Raven House
Of course, these distances don't account for getting lost and doubling back a few times, avoiding an aggressive herd of heifers or navigating the moors.... or wandering off in search of a pint.