He was checking out pubs, and I was generally exploring and having fun. For the bulk of the time we stayed with our friends Dave and Ann from Hardknott Brewery, who were very generous with their time and resources as we romped around Cumbria (aka the Lake District) and Newcastle and Kendal and Manchester and...and... Rather than go into detail verbally, I'm going to give you another photo essay of the things that caught my eye.
|Spent a few days in Oxford visiting Erin and Sydney and their adorable kids.|
|Also took a side trip to Scotland to visit Beth and her family,|
and got to explore Bothwell Castle.
|Had tea and crumpets, in a wild departure from|
my usual gluten and dairy free existence.
|Walked by some beautiful trees near Broughton-in-Furness, in Cumbria|
|Walked miles and miles to find Sunkenkirk stone circle, in a farmer's field in Cumbria. |
This was one of the coolest things I've ever seen.
|Really, really old stone walls! Plus, it wouldn't be right if I didn't include|
a photo with some sheep in it since we're talking about northern England here.
|The view from Netherwasdale up the Wasdale valley, in Cumbria. Possibly|
one of the most beautiful places on earth, both in the big picture and the details.