Weather: 🌥 then 🌨
Feeling Today: 👍🚶🚶🚶
So Far: 418.71 miles, 137:19 hours
Leaving Carlisle I felt for the first time the benefit of my new Runderwear pants kindly donated by Gav. They’ve hugged me in all the right places, being ‘ergonomically engineered, seamless technology, with a moisture wicking transport system, chafe-free guaranteed’. I don’t know how I’ve been surviving so far without my moisture being ‘wicked’ in this way by my pants …
And they also make very fetching headgear !
The trail was flat and straight forward with a dull section out of Carlisle as far as Dalston, after which we followed the more attractive banks of the River Caldew (which rises on Skiddaw).
The collapsed Bell Bridge caused a minor detour after we decided we wouldn’t wade across..
The weather forecast was sadly very accurate and the rain started about an hour before reaching our destination. We got wet and this was exacerbated by a slight navigational error by me causing some extra mileage to find our B&B which is a mile off the Cumbria Way. Fortunately Gav and Jon were very understanding and forgiving ….
It was nice to see the start of the fells that we’ll climb up and over tomorrow to reach Keswick. Two of the peaks are Great Cockup and Little Cockup and I’m hoping that I’ll be able to navigate to avoid them. Otherwise I’ll be wearing my pants on my head again….