Day 169 Penisar Mydndd, Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 to Ravenglass, Lark District 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

We escaped from Wales without being caught by the dangerous archer in the woods thankfully. It rained a lot over night…. think it started about precisely 30 seconds before I needed to run the gauntlet to the loo. Typical huh?! Thankfully as is always the case with rain, it sounded so much worse from inside the tent than it actually was outside.

Nothing better than being snug and cosy in the tent with the 3 “dry” dogs (wet dog is never good). It’s my favourite part of camping. My least favourite part is needing a wee in the middle of the night which I invariably do!

Sunset seemed early last night… think this was about 7.30pm 😱
Our 8am morning trip to the toilet block!
Morning silhouette of camp
Ready for breakfast?!
Kettle’s on!
Coffee with a view
Packing the roof
Adding more…
Did we lose one?!? Nope… front seat sitting on Craig’s glasses and the go Pro of course…. typical Calaidh
Last minute loo stop!!
Is Calaidh laughing at me?!? “Im in your seat mumma” 😂
Quite possibly the cleanest we will be for the next 5 days… off to a campsite with no facilities open due to COVID…. we have our own toilet 🚽 and “shower” 🚿

The reason shower is in inverted commas is because it’s gonna be cold water and in all seriousness, I think I would rather just be dirty than have a cold shower… outside in September!!! It’s just no happenin’.

A mass of dogs all comfy and ready for the trip!

We stopped passed McDonald’s as it was about 5 miles from the campsite and “Mrs-I-really-can’t-stomach-meat-anymore” tried to order something veggie… got told it wasn’t serving today so ended up with a double quarter pounder meal as the sign was right in front of me. I ate it but yeah… bowffin’ gave one of my quarter pounders to Craig. Filled a hole but made me turn my nose up a bit.

So poor Craigie had to nurse the clutch every step of the way… fine once we get on a dual carriageway or motorway 🛣 and get up to speed but not so fine on take off and up hill (yes I realise we weren’t in a plane ✈️…. 😂)

I’ve never heard of the Lake District Peninsulas but yet here we are

The road is changing now, single carriageway, up hill gradients of 6%, 8%. 9% and we’re taking every 5 mile stint as a win. Of course the sat nav takes you up and over Corney Fell….. over the hills on a tiny back road which is not suitable for caravans and Motorhomes. Normally we’d be ok but the gears keep slipping with acceleration.

Stunning views
Still slowly climbing but no one behind us so we can breathe and take it easy
Very blue sheep up here! 🐑 💙
Finally the brow of the hill!
What a view at the other side, right down to the sea
Zoomed in
Ooooh memories of Saturday’s scary lane!
Cool tree huh?!
Back on a “big” road. Just arrived in Ravenglass
Jeepey posing

Of course we had to go find a shop before we set up for the night as we didn’t have enough for 4 nights. Poor Jeepey back on the road again. Quick shop with masks 🎭 again and back.

New camp set up in Ravenglass
Yay the new toilet/shower tent 🏕 finally pitched

Everything on this campsite is closed due to COVID-19. No toilet block 🚽 🚾, showers 🧼 🚿 nothing….

Craig setting everything up inside
Pups are happy
We finally sat down
Then back up again for dinner! I made a potato curry wrap and Craig had rolls and sausage. The dinner of champions!!
Suns out now… lovely
Will be heading to find a seat in the sun! 💺 🌞

Planning another quiet night chilling and patting Jeepey ever time we walk past, for not letting us down. The clutch is ordered and will be delivered when we get back. Just need to last until then.

Stay safe everyone 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿