Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Day 8 - Lockerbie to Shap

It was raining quite heavily as we left Lockerbie and rejoined the B7078 south through Ecclefechan and on towards Gretna Green and the border with England. It stopped raining as we got to Gretna.

Sue stopped to take a photo of the Old Blacksmiths Forge, but I didn't hear her shout and carried on for about a mile. We nearly lost each other and I had to retrace a long way back to find her again. We crossed into England and stopped for photo's by the "Welcome to England" sign, before turning off the main road and following minor roads to Carlisle. The roads were very busy as we neared the town, so we diverted onto a cycle route into the centre. After lunch, we left going south past the racecourse and had lovely views of the Lakeland hills to the right and the Pennines to the left. We arrived in Penrith, which was busy with Saturday traffic and began the long climb up to Shap on the A6.

We stayed at Fellhouse B&B in Shap and at the Mango restuarant, where I had Jambalaya and Sue had West Indian Lamb curry.

Physically, I was Ok but Sue was starting to suffer with her left knee.

60.34 miles today
in 5 hrs 46 mins
Ave 10.45 mph
Total to date 500 miles

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