Yet another birthday had arrived and Kath and I had decided on a ride up to The Lake District for a look around. We went to Keswick and had a nice warming lunch in the Abraham Tea Rooms at Fishers Outdoor Equipment shop. My big bowl of warming broth was just the thing on yet another very cold and wintry day.
Later we had a ride up Borrowdale and back to Portinscale for afternoon tea and cakes. It was very quiet everywhere and a bit of sun would have been very welcome but it was'nt to be. We finished the day on the way home at The Wheatsheaf at Beetham where we had an excellent meal. It had been a pleasant day out in a part of The Lakes we hadn't visited for many years and a few images are shown above of the famous view of Ashness Bridge with Skiddaw in the background. We hope to return again to this lovely part of the world later in the year.