Keswick to Buttermere

We had to check out of our lovely Keswick accommodation at 10am so there was time for a couple of hours of wandering around Keswick before moving to Buttermere, a lake in a valley to the west of Keswick.

Luke kindly let me drag him around a number of shops in which I bought nothing but we did pick up some fudge, a bottle of Kin toffee vodka and a Lake District book for Sue.

Chicken, chorizo and bacon pastie for breakfast.
Goodbye Keswick!
A last visit to the cheese counter at Booths for supplies.

The next and last stop is Buttermere. Our house is relatively remote so we need to take everything.

Mark and Sue brought their car so they are taking the bags while the rest of us take the bus. We were hoping for a double decker but ended up with the back seat on a single storey bus.

Epic views down Honister Pass.
Pete said it was the best bus ride he’d ever been on.

The bus finished at Buttermere so we walked the last bit until we saw the sign.

Our new home!
I picked a bunch of lilac for the table.
Our private gate down to Crummock Water.
Fleetwith Pike in the distance.

I went for a little walk and found two smashed glasses by the creek so I picked up all the big bits and brought them back.

We came back and took the lawn chairs out. There is a building with a bed and breakfast on the property but I’m yet to see another person.

Once the wind got up we moved to a sheltered spot.

We finished off the evening with pizza, wine and Bananagrams. Sue won two, Mark won one, and I was just happy to play.

Then we were off to bed in our tiny little beds in our tiny little rooms. I’ll post some photos of the inside of the cottage tomorrow. Goodnight!

Mark and Sue Arrive – It’s Another Family Reunion!

Mark and Sue arrived!

After lugging their belongings downstairs we all headed out to wander through town.

The lake was looking lovely in the sunshine.

The running festival was wrapping up and there were lots of people out enjoying the warm weather, although a few were definitely limping from the races.

We couldn’t find a place for dinner so decided on a few platters of cheese etc. Sue, Lea and I went to Booths for food while Mark, Pete and Luke went home.

Lea is coming to terms with me snapping photos all day. Sue is only just getting a taste of how annoying I am.

We came back and sat chatting for a while before assembling some food.

Truffle chips, my new favourite.

I’ve informed everyone of the plans for tomorrow (surprise, surprise, we’re walking up a hill) and now it’s just more wine and cheese before bed!