GLW2104 : A Catch Up

1st February 2021

In this Lockdown period BOOTboy outings are having to be solo ventures unless with a government approved companion.  Fortunately the government has given me carte-blanche to go wherever I like with Margaret within our "local area" (whatever that means) for the purpose of exercise on our Great Little Walks.  Consequently it has become somewhere between convenient and essential for the two different type of outings to become intertwined.

Here are our parts of BB2104 and BB2105 reports plus our bonus pictures:

BB2104 : For Auld Lang Syne

Monday 25th January 2021 - Burns Night

Again we were first out, or as Rabbie would have said "Up in the morning early".  

Cauld blaws the wind frae east to west,
The drift is driving sairly;
Sae loud and shrill's I hear the blast,
I'm sure it's winter fairly.

It had been a cold night and we wanted to travel the paths whilst the ground was still hard.

Good day, Sunshine

In the Hall of the Mountain King


Rock around the clock

Duck Alert

The Crane Truck Song

It was a familiar route on a cold but clear day.  From Natland to Sedgwick along the old canal then return along the far side of the River Kent to Hawes Lane and back up to Natland.  6 miles.

A big advantage of the early start was that there were less people about.  However I'm not a great riser.  In fact I tend to agree with Rabbie.

Up in the morning's no for me,
Up in the morning early;
When a' the hills are cover'd wi' snaw;
I'm sure its winter fairly.

Bonus Pictures:

BB2105 : BOOTboys GROUNDhog Days

Monday 1st February 2021

Object still in its original position
but no longer in use

Old object put to a new
and different use



A: Gatepost at what is no longer St Mark's Children's Home

B: Even more amazing how resourceful farmers can be.

C: A cart from the Natland Treacle Mines

Bonus Pictures:

Walked into Kendal using the Natland Road footpath (a first!) then up Oxenholme Road and back across from Strawberry Fields