Trip Start Jul 31, 2011
13Trip End Aug 12, 2011
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The bed is still very hard.
After breakfast the SUN came out. We packed up rucksacks with a roll each for lunch and homemade flapjacks. We got our sunhats and put on sun cream and set off across the road to the fells. It was hot going up hill.
But we were comforted by the knowledge that it wasn't as hot as the 29deg down South. The dog cooled herself down in a bog and came out with black legs and tummy.
We stopped for lunch beside a tarn and then climbed the final steep ascent to the summit. It was not so much a path up to the top as a stream coming down. The Navigator suggested this was a good title for my autobiography. If I ever write one I’ll have to look back at the blog for the title.
As the weather was so lovely the plan was to sail across to the West facing shore of the Lake and have a barbecue.
We packed up 2 boats and a kayak with everything but the kitchen sink. We needed changes of clothing, disposable BBQ, food and sailing equipment. As there was very little wind Bears Away used the silent electric motor to get across while the 2nd Crew kayaked with the Cabin Boy hanging sitting on top. The Empress sailed across.
Crew members started to swim in the cold water.
The Navigator decided to kayak back home to get some sandals. Captain realised we’d left the burgers behind so we set the Navigator a challenge of 20 minutes to paddle across and back. He made it in 23 minutes, by which time the Cumberland Sausage was cooked. Unfortunately the Captain had been swimming with the matches in his pocket so they had to be dried out.