Pieces of eight!!

It’s Megan’s long awaited birthday – the days having been on the count down since our arrival in Cumbria. This morning Megan and William were early to rise (and I mean EARLY) filled with excitement.  I had to pretend to be asleep a couple of times to keep them in their room, especially as I …

Cathedral Cavern from Tilberthwaite

Today we ventured to Tilberthwaite to re-visit Cathedral Cavern – a walk introduced to us by Tony during our visit to Cumbria last Christmas. After walking along the road and through the farm, we paused for a family selfie in the same spot as last year. We decided to take a more direct route to …

Triathlon training – bike

So…. the triathlon training has started.  Dusted off my bike and cycled from Holly Bank Barn to Brantwood and back along the shore of Lake Coniston.  A scenic and undulating route but good to be back out on the bike again.  Have lost my bike fitness since Paris 2016 but I did OK.  It will …

Coniston open water swim

Today we combined a family walk from Torver with a swim in Lake Coniston.  I needed to get some more practice in before the 3.8km event on Sunday and wanted to check out the temperature in the lake so this seemed like the perfect opportunity. It was hard going into the wind and the lake …