Adventures in Wasdale

Without a doubt Wasdale is my favourite part of the Lake District. It’s a bit wilder than heading to the well traversed towns of Ambleside, Grasmere and Keswick. The towns are smaller, the roads are narrow and windy, and the country pubs are remote. This weekend we started in Nether Wasdale and climbed up Buckbarrow,…

The Repatriation Question and other March Updates

I can’t believe it’s already March. The past two months have flown by, and it’s hard to believe we’re coming up on having to make a decision about staying or going once again. The frustrating bit is that it’s not entirely up to us and spring 2016 was a long and stressful wait to find…

North Wales: Climbing Snowdon

  Over the late May bank holiday, Lucas and I journeyed down to Wales for the long weekend. We spent Friday through Monday in Caernarfon touring castles, hiking and enjoying the warmish weather. On Saturday, fueled by Eccles cakes and bacon sandwiches, we set off to climb Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales.       We took…

Weekend wandering: Bowfell

  This past weekend brought us to the Langdale Valley and up a large fell for amazing views of the Langdale Pikes and the valley below. This was training for our upcoming hike of Snowden. It was beautiful at the top but so incredibly windy we couldn’t stay for long!  Afterward, we did a quick drive…