We arrived at the outskirts of Carlisle around 2pm but then it was another good jaunt following the River Eden to get to the Sports Centre for another stamp in our passport.
Pic: dry boots!
An easy hike today...
And what's a day without a photo of a sheep??
I'm a big fan of trees...
Are you sure that's the right way? I see you Annie!
The enchanted forest...I see the next signpost!
Yup, we're going in the right direction. Should be in Crosby on Eden by lunch time.
Crosby-on-Eden :) Where we got lost for a few minutes :(
A bench! A lucky find... time to eat!
A little too close to civilization for my taste!
Annie had to change the graffiti from "F-ck Islam" to...
...F-ck Islamophobes"!! That's my girl!!
Flowers blooming around .....
A picturesque little shed...
On the outskirts...an octagonal Victorian folly tower in Rickerby Park - built by George Head Head...(because 2 heads are better than 1??)
...one of my favourite berries - elderberries - yes, I sampled.
All we need to do is follow the river Eden into Carlisle - it felt like a looooong way!
We could see it but the river wound left and right...
Well...it did say WELCOME!! Cheers!
Next up - finding a drugstore and then our B& B which was called Fern Lee Guest House.
I love the rows upon rows of red-bricked houses.
It looks like I need about 12 hours of sleep!
We ended up here at the Beehive. And a beehive it certainly was!!
You can't tell from this picture but the place was a zoo...I mean a beehive! We were lucky to get a table and every television was at full blast showing a football, rugby, soccer game??? There was a ball involved - that's all I know!
I sneakily took a picture of these guys at the next table - a wee barmaid had to ask them to leave as they were starting to push and shove - so they "took it outside"! We had our dinner and didn't linger...the noise was deafening!