Category Archives: Travelling

Mountain goat experiences

We did a number of walks during our week in the Lake’s District. The day my cousin Joanna came to visit with her family the sun came out, so after a cup of tea, we set off to climb a … Continue reading

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Climbing Catbell

I am married to a mountain goat – a wonderful mountain goat, but he sees a mountain and wants to climb it – simple as that. He has always been like this and I have followed him up many steep … Continue reading

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Sunshine

The view from my window seat across Ullswater Lake is stunning and is ever changing. When the sun shines everything sparkles. The sun came out for us on our first day in the Lake’s District and Keith had found a … Continue reading

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“Pulses of rain”

We left Derbyshire reluctantly, we could easily fill a month without trying, but the northern Lakes District beckoned. I am delighting in the weather forecasts and have never heard such varied ways of describing wet weather. They told us we … Continue reading

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“Patchy”

While Keith pored over his minute book of the Wirksworth Classis, I pored over maps. So little time, so many walks. I chose a walk in the Dovedale valley which included a steep climb, magnificent views and included the names … Continue reading

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Discoveries

Keith and I spent two days in the Derbyshire Record office. There were twelve packets we had chosen ahead of time, and we were permitted to look at them one at a time. It was a bit like Christmas time … Continue reading

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“Dirty”

We dashed into the Wirksworth Heritage Centre seconds before the heavens opened. The shrunken elderly woman eyed us and said “dirty weather”. Wirksworth is where the Gell family went to church. We had explored St Mary’s earlier to find Gell … Continue reading

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“Settled”

We asked our hosts of our wonderful accommodation if they had heard a weather forecast for the day. Her response was “settled”. To us it looked overcast and likely to rain so we packed our raincoats. We are staying in … Continue reading

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The corn has grown and it’s time to go

A perfect summer day for our last day here. I would happily stay another three weeks, but Derbyshire beckons. I have been doing my walk/slow morning jog amongst this corn and it now towers over me. Harvest time must be … Continue reading

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Old churches in little villages

We spent a day with an ex-College student and his family who have been working at a three church parish based in a small village just north of London. They have been there for five years and it was good … Continue reading

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