Today we completed 0 miles in 12 hours😎. It was a perfect day of relaxation with no alarm, breakfast at a leisurely 9:30, and a bit of gentle strolling. We stocked up on yummy snacks from hobnobs to Cadburys, with local sausage rolls for tomorrow’s lunch. We also had a fine visit to the chemist who gave us great advice about blisters and an inflamed Achilles. Mark, Sarah, Grace, and Peter drove from Ulverston and we had a fine walk around town visiting a few of the highlights like the gingerbread shop, Wordsworth’s grave, and St. Oswald’s church. I was very glad to relinquish the title of guide for a day! The wandering around peaked with a visit to a tearoom for a late lunch / snack. Grasmere has a dramatically different vibe compared to what we had seen before, being an iconic Lakeland town, and hence quite touristy. The weather was very kind and there were not too many tourists, all of which resulted in a grand rest day. The day was rounded off with the best meal of the trip so far, leaving us ready for the next day’s climb!
I am originally from England, and my wife Janet is from Louisiana. When we started Geocaching in 2002, we needed a name, and the Cajunlimeys were created, and that is the name I use for my blog. Even though Janet has no Cajun blood, her cooking is excellent! “Limeys” comes from the nickname for English sailors, who ate limes to prevent scurvy. We live in Houston, Texas, with Bailey and Samuel.
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5 thoughts on “Coast to Coast Day 4: Rest day in Grasmere”
Lucia’s cinnamon rolls haunt my dreams, so so good.
The cinnamon rolls looked good but I wasn’t sure if they would travel well in a backpack. And we leave before she opens today, or I would get one! It’s a good excuse to come back though 😎.
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So fun going along with y’all on your walk across England! 🇬🇧❤️
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I’m glad you are enjoying it and hopefully bringing back good memories of your visit to the Lakes!
I would’ve enjoyed the rest day!