It was raining heavily this morning, the birds were splashing in the bird bath and munching on peanuts, and it felt like a perfectly lazy day. I went back to bed.
An hour later, I noticed the sky had turned blue.
Pete finished off some chores – fixing some tiles in the kitchen – and we packed or bags for another letterbox adventure.
This time we headed for Patterdale. We parked up in the village and started the walk up to Boredale Hawse, passing some disgustingly beautiful houses.
The walk was lovely, very quiet with some amazing views. We headed for Beda Head and quite quickly found the letterbox (no clues here!!).
Lake District Letter Boxes Complete – 4 of 90.
On the walk back we heard some amazing sounds coming from the valley. We’re sure it was rutting stags! 😯 We couldn’t see them, so after a while we carried on home.
Once back at home I decided we needed a pre-dinner treat ( 😎 ), so I made some of the Flammkuchen we’d enjoyed so much back in Germany. I decided a combination of recipes from the internet and from Rick Steine give the best results…
- 150 g strong flour
- 1 tsp easy blend yeast
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 125 ml hand hot water
- 1 tsp olive oil
Make the dough, knead for 5 mins, and leave to rise.
- 4 tbsp creme fraise
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 onion thinly sliced
- 125 g lardons (or streaky bacon finely chopped)
Pre-heat oven to highest temperature.
Roll out the dough thinly and put on greased baking sheet. Prick base.
Mix creme fraise and nutmeg, then spread on to base.
Cover with the onion and bacon/lardons.
Sprinkle a little olive oil over, then put in oven for 15 mins.
Eat warm with a nice cold glass of white wine. :yum: :yum:
Series - Lakeland Letterboxes
- Lakeland Letterboxes
- Letterboxing and Flammkuchen
- Navigation Practice
- Three More Sunny Days
- Grizedale Letterboxing
- Wansfell Letterbox
- More Grizedale Letterboxes
- Helvellyn Letterboxes
- Martindale Letterboxes
- Coniston Coppermines Letterboxes
- Walna Scar Road
- Summer Evenings
- Letterboxes, Birthdays, Climbing Wall & eBay star
- Charmer’s Grave
- Lingmoor Tarn
- Holme Fell Scramble and Letterboxing
- Barrow Door Letterboxing