Monday, 21 June 2010

Isn't Borrowdale great?

It was my youngest's birthday last week, so we went camping to Borrowdale for a treat. The kids like gill scrambling and we managed to find the best gill we've ever scrambled up - Sour Milk Gill. I then went for a lovely run which was never contrived, and followed great natural lines to give me 4300 feet of ascent in 10.5 miles.

This was probably one of the nicest Lakes runs I've ever done. This was while Mrs Noel and the kids had lovely ice creams in a cafe which also sells sorbets (my youngest is intolerant to cows milk so can't have ice cream).

Then the following day we hired a canadian canoe on Derwent Water, which was very reasonable and quieter than it would have been on Windermere. I'm also slowly eyeing up getting back into rock climbing and couldn't help but notice that there are lots of good-looking crags in the Borrowdale valley.

To cap it all, my eldest found a dragonfly that had just emerged and was drying its wings in the sun. Borrowdale is quickly becoming my favourite place.