We didn't get to Piel Izland today. This morning we checked the ferryman's Facebook page and he said that all ferries today had been cancelled owing to weather conditions. That seemed rather surprising as it wasn't an especially windy or stormy day. We were disappointed.
Instead we went to Seascale Haws which is a National Trust coastal nature reserve on the edge of Duddon Sands. From the dunes of the nature reserve, you can walk out onto the vastness of the sandy estuary of The River Duddon that flows down from the hills of The Lake District. It was a lovely bracing walk and Shirley was as thrilled as I was to experience that surreal marine scenery.
We were there for two hours and afterwards we decided to drive Clint into Dalton-in-Furness in order to find somewhere for Sunday dinner. Very soon, we happened upon Hartley's Restaurant on Market Street. And as luck would have it, they had a spare table just for us. Champion!
The meal was great and for me it made a pleasant change not to have to prepare it myself. Mind you, I could teach the chef a thing or two about roasting potatoes. His were okay but mine are normally fabulous. Excuse me for boasting! Boasted potatoes.
For dessert Shirley ordered baked rice pudding with apricot compote while I had sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream.
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