Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Day Two

Waterfall next to Ennerdale water
Having stoked up the wood burner at last nights stop, Gary's boots, hat and jacket were dried off all ready for the off at 08.30am

Todays route was from Ennerdale Bridge to Rosthwaite, 15 miles in all.

I'm happy to report that conditions today were mainly warm and sunny. The day kicked off with a long flat walk along Ennerdale water having applied plenty of midge spray!

Gary having to follow the cairns along path.

Blacksail Hostel
Today's brew stop was Blacksail Youth Hostel (see picture above). Gary sat in the open for a welcome cuppa, just him, his tea and 3 sheep.

A steep climb then followed up the path to Loft Beck. The path at times resembled a river due to the heavy rain. Gary's walking poles proved essential at this point.
Looking west from Buttermere to Brandreth...stunning
Looking east from old slate mine tramway  

Gary reached  Rosthwaite at 4pm making his average speed today 2 miles per hour. A close examination of his feet revealed the start of a blister, thank goodness for compeed! Shorter day tomorrow only 9.5 miles.
Today in a nutshell "Alot of Up"
******TOTAL AMOUNT RAISED SO FAR £1,147!!!!******

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