6.26.09 Lake District to Edinburgh
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6.26.09 Lake District to
Wow-Wow-Wow! The incredible scenery through
TWENTY PERCENT! I’ve never driven an RV down 20% before. Normally, in the
A little aside: Speaking of mountains, I was so surprised with the
I’d asked the nice campground owners this morning if I could take that road.
The hike up to Aira Force was lovely- it’s a National Trust area and many people were hiking through the lush woods, tapping a 1 pence or 2 pence coin into the bark of a large downed tree, and enjoying the lovely countryside. You can understand how the incredible beauty of that romantic countryside inspired the sonnets of so many British authors.
A Tea Room, in a stone cottage, sat in a grassy, tree-shaded pasture a short grassy path from the Falls. We ordered ham sandwiches, two tea-for-twos, and creamed scones (jam and clotted cream). Then we sat at a wooden picnic table under the ancient trees and had a most delightful time. What a special memory!
Flash about 2 hours forward, down the busy M3 motorway- we made it to
We drive into Edinburgh in busy traffic at 4pm on Friday afternoon- what are the chances that busy Scotland (as we’ve been told) has room on a weekend during what is now high season, since British kids are out of school? We’re in luck! The campground has room for us!
Hooray! We sign up for 2 nights, pay 5P for 24 hours of internet, and here we are. Spaghetti for dinner, hot showers, and tomorrow we explore the Royal Mile, castle, Edinburgh Woolen Mills (which we’ve seen in nearly every country), and relax a little.
It has been a terrific tour of N. England and