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,…

A Perfect Weekend in the Lakes

The Lake District is easily accessible from most major trainlines in the UK, and makes for an easy weekend (or week long) getaway.  Whether you enjoy walking in the fells, real ale or simply sitting on the water front and enjoying the view, there is something for everyone.  So, below, my thoughts on the best…

Going “Home”

One of the most bizarre things about expat life is taking trips back to your home town, and being on vacation while everyone else is living the life you used to live as well. Maybe in larger cities it isn’t as strange, but in small town Connecticut, it isn’t like there are tons of people…

Weekend Wandering: Catbells and Keswick

This weekend we headed out for more fell walking, this time to Catbells, a beautiful but steep hike overlooking Derwentwater in the Lake District.  It was extremely windy, and we only managed to stay at the summit for a few minutes before finding shelter from the wind to eat our sandwiches but the views were…