Sunday, 28 February 2010

Down memory lane

I don't get to see my sister very often... we normally manage to meet up just once a year in August in Dorset for mum's birthday and that is about the extent of our contact, which is a real shame. But here in the Lakes, we are staying just a 20 minute drive from where she lives near Shap, so we grasped the precious opportunity to meet up this afternoon. My niece Emily, sis and I (plus our respective border collies) enjoyed a delicious lunch at the Queen's Head pub in Troutbeck before having a bit of a walk along the popular mountain biking track that is Dubs road past Dubs reservoir and along the track above Troutbeck. We passed High Borrans, nestled in the trees in the right of the picture, which is the Outdoor Pursuits centre where we lived as children. Many memories there.The track winds its way around the hillside high above Troutbeck, affording stunning views as it progresses higherTowards the end of the track, the view of the Tongue and up to Threshwaite Mouth with snow-covered High Street on the right is just stunningly beautifulAfter the walk, we popped up to see High Borrans and to reminisce briefly about our childhood antics. It's a grand house of which, I am sorry to say, we only occupied a small flat at the far end whilst my father was the warden there.High Borrans tarn brought back happy memories of minnowing, swimming and canoeing during the warm summer monthsThen it was time to say goodbye again. Hopefully I will be able to see my sis again before we leave the Lakes on Friday. That said, we have no fixed plans and may stay in the area a bit longer. Who knows.

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