From Dawn to Dusk


The weather has been fabulous this week and each morning there have been stunning views over the valley and Crummock Water which was covered in mist with the sun rising between Whiteside and Grasmoor. As the mist dispersed the surface of the lake was like glass.


There was great excitement in Cockermouth when Stage 3 of the Tour of Britain started there on Tuesday. There were yellow bikes and bunting everywhere and even Mayo had a make-over!


Wordsworth House entered into the spirit of it all as well sporting the green spots of the King of the Mountains – not sure what Wordsworth, or Dorothy, would have made of that!


As I was gardening on Thursday afternoon there was a great noise at the seat! A group of cyclists were arriving for a photo call! They were coming from the opposite direction from the usual C2Cers but explained they were doing the return C2C in four days and were on their second leg so were nearing the end of their ride. They were doing the challenge for Ickle Pickles, a charity for neonatal care. They were a great bunch of lads.


As well as amazing dawns, some of the evenings haven’t been too bad either!