Taking a break from the Germany updates for a moment…
Had it really been a year since we were last in the Lakes? It had been too long by any standard of measurement. We chucked the walking boots, rucksacks and the Wainwrights into the van and headed off into the evening.
They call the Wainwright guides the Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells, but that feels wrong, that is wrong. They are so much more than that. They are more akin to a set of love letters to the Lake District. That one man put his time and energy into writing and drawing these walking guides, all we can say is thank you.
Excitement grew as we pootled up the M6 heading first to a campsite near Keswick, then for a few days in Wasdale Head. After that, we’d see what the weather was doing and how our legs felt.
Unfortunately Rosana wasn’t feeling great, so we left the mountains behind and finished off the trip in the Lake District’s tourist capital Windermere, along with the ghosts of some different kind of legends altogether – Malcolm and Donald Campbell. The Bluebird K7 shown in the film is a replica. For information on the restoration of the original Bluebird K7, visit the Bluebird Project.
This is what we saw on the days we remembered to charge the camera. Enjoy.