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AbsintheKombi

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PostSubject: First trip of 2013   Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:54 pm

With decent weather forecast for today we decided to dust Absinthe down and head to the Lakes for the day.

We stopped beside Coniston for a coffee and then headed to the Bluebird cafe for a bacon sandwich. There was a cold wind blowing but it was good to see some sunshine.





After a short walk we headed round the east side of the lake to Brantwood for tea and cakes at Jumping Jenny's cafe, with great views across the lake to Coniston Old Man.





Finally we stopped on Blawith Common to let Boz have a walk before we headed home down the M6 (avoiding the first part which was solid static traffic - no change there on a Sunday afternoon.)



A lovely day and just what we needed.

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PostSubject: Re: First trip of 2013   Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:06 pm

Very nice.
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PostSubject: Re: First trip of 2013   Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:32 pm

Sweeeeet it's nice to see the sun
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PostSubject: Re: First trip of 2013   Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:02 pm

What a fab day! I can't wait to get to the lakes in August, looks wonderful in the sunshine today. Van looking lovely as ever :-)

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PostSubject: Re: First trip of 2013   Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:03 am

FAB pics - glad the weather was good for you too Cool

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PostSubject: Re: First trip of 2013   Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:05 am

Lovely photos, what a beautiful country we live in and when the sun is out you can't beat it! Cool
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PostSubject: Re: First trip of 2013   Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:25 am

Know I've said it before, but even though I grew up on the Gower, my family are from West Cumbria / North Lancs and the Lakes are the one bit of the UK I truely sometimes miss.

T'old man must have been one of the first fells I ever went up as a child.
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PostSubject: Re: First trip of 2013   Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:58 am

The good thing is bb, that the Lakes will still be here whenever you get back. Timless beauty at any time of the year.


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PostSubject: Re: First trip of 2013   Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:51 pm

Absinthe wrote:
The good thing is bb, that the Lakes will still be here whenever you get back. Timless beauty at any time of the year.

They dried up? I can't see any water in your pic.
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PostSubject: Re: First trip of 2013   Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:53 pm

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They dried up? I can't see any water in your pic.
There was all this when we got there but Boris was very thirsty...


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PostSubject: Re: First trip of 2013   Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:06 pm

Great pics again Abs, takes me back to my youth. (Striding Edge in a blizzard!)

Is that cafe anything to do with Malcolm Cambells Bluebird, only there was an article on the telly over the weekend, about the rebuild being almost complete, and they hope to do a speed run in the future.
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PostSubject: Re: First trip of 2013   Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:13 pm

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Is that cafe anything to do with Malcolm Cambells Bluebird, only there was an article on the telly over the weekend, about the rebuild being almost complete, and they hope to do a speed run in the future.

It's named after Campbell's Bluebird and there's a plaque alongside commemorating him. If they manage to do a run on Coniston it will attract huge crowds. They have a speed trials event every year but the weather was against them at the Nov 12 event.

We did see this go by though:







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PostSubject: Re: First trip of 2013   Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:07 pm

Like Pendine standing on the side of Coniston makes the hairs stand up.
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PostSubject: Re: First trip of 2013   Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:12 pm

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Like Pendine standing on the side of Coniston makes the hairs stand up.

I'm an ungoldly soul but the first sight of the Lakes as you drive in is almost spiritual for me.

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PostSubject: Re: First trip of 2013   Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:56 pm

It looks amazing! Must venture up that way sometime
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PostSubject: Re: First trip of 2013   Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:12 am

@Happyhouse wrote:
It looks amazing! Must venture up that way sometime

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