This morning I got up bright and early, and set off on a three hour drive to the Lake District.
I arrived at Derwent Water at about 10, and after quickly unpacking and the people who own the accommodation pointing out the best walks I set off to hike up Catbells.
This is my first solo holiday, and up until setting off up the mountain (It’s only a small one, but it’s still a mountain!) I was starting to regret going on my own. There is something about sharing a view with someone.
And there is definitely something about not having to carry 10KG of camera equipment, and a tripod, and your lunch and a bottle of water, and your layers all on your own. (Shout out to kB here, as he normally carries my layers, water and tripod!)
I’m also petty rubbish at steep climbs with uneven steps, and this is what Catbells is at first.
Once I could see the summit I was fine, and going down it always easier that going up!
I then went back to the cottage for a bit, and had some lunch.
Then I set off out to Honister Pass, but I drove here. The sunset itself was a nothing event (too many mountains perhaps), but before the sun set the sky was a lovely colour.
I finished off by trying to get the a jetty at Derwent Water, but the one closest to where I am staying had about 5 people setting up fairy lights on it, so I left it and came home.
Pizza and sticky toffee pudding for tea, and I am more than ready for bed!