Today, Saturday September 17th, was a good day. We woke in our lovely apartment after peaceful and uninterrupted sleep. It was sunny outside and so my first walking plan could be enacted. We set off on foot from Summer Hill at ten thirty and returned two hours later even though at one point we became a little lost and disoriented. Some of the paths around here are little walked and signage has been neglected. Halfway round, my beloved wife was unhappy with me and my guidance and in fact used a coarse unladylike word which I shall not repeat.
After resting back at Summer Hill and enjoying cheese and tomato sandwiches, we drove along the coast road to Roa Island - a very curious place and not an island at all because it is linked to the mainland via a manmade causeway. Beyond Roa is another island called Piel. There's a castle there and a pub. You reach it aboard a twelve seater ferry. Today we were too late in relation to the tide timetable but we''ll try again tomorrow. It is a place I have often had a hankering to visit.
I made a nice evening meal back at the apartment and afterwards we headed to the nearby town of Ulverston. We had seen publicity that this evening would be the night of the little town's annual lantern procession. We waited for an hour near the entrance to Ford Park and then the lantern procession arrived. It was a huge enterprise involving several thousand townsfolk of all ages. So many homemade lanterns and such a buzzing atmosphere. Sadly my photographs of this marvellous community event were quite disappointing.