Thursday, 29 September 2011

Grasmere Church

This is day 3 on the coast to coast when we arrived at Grasmere where William Wordsworth is buried. The village is one of the most beautiful in Lakeland and certainly provided a haven for our weary travellers. They had the chance to visit Dove Cottage in the morning before setting off again on day 4.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

I'm back from the coast to coast

I wanted to let you know why I have not posted for a while so as you can see from the photo I look set for a journey. Infact it was the longest sustained hike I have ever done, two weeks on the coast to coast across the North of England from St Bees in Cumbria to Robin Hood's Bay in Yorkshire, that's Irish Sea to North Sea. It was an incredible journey of a lifetime and I was with my DH and we were leading a group of Americans all the way. We set off on Monday 12th Sept and reached the end on Sunday 25th. I have to admit that I resisted the temptation to take a needle and thread with me, I had enough to do.......
At last, the chance to do the coast to coast

Friday, 9 September 2011

New bit of delicious kit

This new top of mine is almost good enough to eat!  I can't wait to wear it on a cold day.  It is a quilted, ripstop nylon inside and out piece of kit designed to go into a diddy little bag and it weighs only 5 ozs.  Yes, it's destined to be part of my rucksack necessities and will be my emergency clothing for those odd times when it really turns cold. This is a down filled top and it is so soft and warm. At the moment it is lurking in my wardrobe but it's going to go on an adventure with me soon. Oh how I wish I had had this with me in May 2010 when I camped at Tyndrum for 4 nights and it was minus 2 every night with the tent covered in ice in the morning........freezing wasn't the word. Bella was so cold she crept into my sleeping bag every night and the two of us snuggled up but even then I was still cold. The downside was the price at £225 not cheap so I had to wait for the sales ladies and hey Needle Sports came good with £75 knocked off. It has one very slight disadvantage in that it is only a little bit shower proof so no getting it soaked or it won't work.

Hmm, looking at it now on the screen before me I am tempted to keep it for best...and wear it to Quilters Guild Meetings as I am joining the committee as an Area Representative of Region 15W.  Oops better not, I might just need it on that next Scottish trip.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Camera problem solved

Pete's C2C embroidery

We went out hiking all day today and when we came back I took the photos off the small digital camera we use and they were like sludge again... Made me wonder if DH had changed a setting by mistake or something, and sure enough I discovered that the ISO was set to 1600, surely not I thought it should be 400. So now it is and this is the result after taking the C2C photo again.

So always check your camera and make sure its not been touched by predators!  He knows what I mean (family joke).