Barrow Door Letterboxing

Saturday’s weather was forecast to be the least disappointing, so Laetitia and I opted to reserve Sunday for a trip to Kendal Wall and use the lack of rain as motivation to go for a walk. Unfortunately I find walking only a little less dull than running. And that’s only because of the lack of knee-pain caused by running. More “Barrow Door Letterboxing”

Hmmmmm, Sachertorte…

Our lovely friend Dalma sent us a postcard from Vienna with a recipe for Sachertorte. I simply had to make it, but we decided that we’d have to expend a few calories before we could eat it. More “Hmmmmm, Sachertorte…”

Holme Fell Scramble and Letterboxing

The scramble up the west ridge of Raven Crag, leading up on to Holme Fell, is a lovely easy way to gain height. Perfect to blow the cobwebs out of our heads following last night’s partyMore “Holme Fell Scramble and Letterboxing”

Lingmoor Tarn

Today should have been my second day of mountain rescue training. However, the fully fledged team members (i.e. not me!) had been on a call-out the previous night until past 5AM, so the training session was cancelled. When I got home Laetitia was finishing a few hours of work. This meant that a brief spell of dry weather had vanished, only to be replaced by heavy rain by the time we were ready to get out…

Our options for a half day in the rain were limited, we chose another foray in to the fells looking for a lakeland letterbox. Today’s objective was supposedly hidden on one of Lingmoor Tarn’s small islands.

There’s a letterbox out there somewhere…

As we approached Lingmoor Tarn we realised that there would be no way to get to the islands without getting wet – they were well beyond ‘leaping’ distance… I said to Laetitia, “It looks like you’re gonna have to swim for it.” Knowing full well there was no way I was going to get in the water she replied, “Hmm, it does doesn’t it!”

Laetitia surveying the islands of Lingmoor Tarn searching for the letterbox.
Swimming between the small islands.
But the search was fruitless. Maybe the letterbox has floated away due to raised water levels during this impossibly wet summer?

Charmer’s Grave

Despite the BBC’s promise that Saturday’s weather would be “dry for most” we woke to this summer’s usual situation, torrential rain! However, a day indoors wasn’t appealing so we decided to embark on a mountain-day with loads of different activities and objectives More “Charmer’s Grave”