Walking out form the campsite.
A murder of crows
Hill Fort and Settlement
After the snow I went into a snowless Edinburgh.
Because of an afternoon conference call for a client, I only had time for a short morning walk.
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There was a convenient bench up in the hills for a tea break.
I had packed my titanium meths stove for this trip – my Alpkit gas stove o-ring seal has been giving me some problems. It was completely still, when I came to make some tea later in the evening, so I sat at the picnic table and brewed up.
And a “VR”.
I spent a showery afternoon, in the car, drinking tea and watching videos on my iPhone.
Friday – on the way to Lincoln!
A68 South of the Border
My MSR Hubba, one man tent in the snow
Lauder Campsite at 5am
Lauder Campsite – April snow
I woke during the night to hear the patter of snow on my tent, but as I was warm in my goose down sleeping bag, I went back to sleep.
I woke up again at about 5am, made some coffee and shot this view from my tent, from inside my sleeping bag.
Diana had to be on an early train from Newark this morning – so I took her to the station. From there I had to go to a breakfast networking meeting in Horncastle, I was very pleased the snow was light to non-existent.
This is the start of my winter trip to The Lakes and Aviemore – I am working in London tomorrow and then driving straight to Bowness on Windermere.