Links on Walking Places
Coast to Coast Diary
Day 2 - 9th August 2006
Ennerdale Bridge to Rosthwaite (14.5 miles)
End of Day 2: 9th August,
4pm, Room 4, the Royal Oak, Rosthwaite (Borrowdale)
We were on the road this morning at 8.20am. My intention was to slow the pace a little today. Great start, walking the length of Ennerdale Water. The walking from the end of the lake to Black Sail Hostel is largely through forest paths with tree breaks at intervals to give you views across and down the valley – it must have been some place before all the forestry planting.
We’ve had a fair bit of weather today. The waterproofs have been out and on a few times and on the top between Black Sail and Honister, it was very windy and cold. Through it all, though, visibility has remained pretty good.
Inevitably, on the walk you meet others doing the same: John and Tracey from London, who are walking to the same stages and timescales as ourselves and stayed in the same accommodation the first two nights and who you have no doubt will be dipping their toes in the North Sea at the end of next week; the student pair (boy/girl) who are camping and started the same day as us but already have the gait of the battle weary – it wouldn’t surprise me if their pebbles remain in rucksacks for some time to come. And spare a thought for the lone male walker whom we passed near Seatoller, he was on his third day but managed to break his spectacles on day one – map reading was a bit of a challenge he said.
Despite the steadier pace (and I was probably expecting today to be a little more taxing than it in fact was) we still checked into our accommodation just after 3pm.
Tomorrow promises to be the most challenging day to date; more mileage and elevation than previous days with the weather outlook mixed.
PS William is still talking in his sleep but at least the camera worked today.
PPS I rang home this morning; Patrick answered; no interest in how
we were getting on just a “Tell Will that Nikki has been voted back
in.” The sad thing is I knew what he meant.
© Copyright Walking Places 2006