Saturday, 10 August 2013

The Dales and the Lake District

On Tuesday morning, 30th July, we arrived in Hull on the ferry and rode north-west to Leeds to the Ducati dealer to put our bike in for repairs and service.  The bike had been riding rough since leaving my aunt's house in Germany - losing power and then surging when the throttle was applied so we were worried about getting to Leeds. We picked up a hire car and headed to the Yorkshire Dales.

The following day, Wednesday, 31st July, we drove west to the Lakes District. Beautiful countryside with high hills and gorgeous lakes and quaint villages. Just loved it there.

We stayed in Keswick and the following day it was overcast and raining a little so we took a ferry ride on Derwentwater, hopped off and went for a walk and hopped back on again. In the afternoon we went for a drive around the countryside.

On Friday, 2nd August, we went to the Cumberland Pencil Museum in Keswick where they make Derwent Pencils - you know? those yummy ones that are watercolours, graphitints, pastel and artist as well as inktense ones which my hubby bought me.  :D

After we visited the museum we headed back to Leeds to pick up our motorbike, which they had serviced but not fixed any of our problems and headed up to York.

Thanks for reading, hope all is well with you, next time I'll write about York and Hadrian's Wall both very interesting historical places.

Take care.

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