Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Arnside and Cicerone

Well the forecast was correct, it's raining!  However looks like it will improve as the day goes on. The Navigator fellow had a plan! We could go to Milnthorpe and  visit the Cicerone Guide Book HQ and look for some books about Switzerland and other countries where there may be some Alps and then go for a walk around Arnside.


Now Milnthorpe has an odd way of displaying parking tickets.  You have to find a shop which supplies a timing card, similar to the blue badge scheme and then select your time of parking and leave it on view. The good news is that there is a free period.

We were expecting a big advertising hoarding on the Cicerone office but it was very discreet and not obvious, but we found them. What a lovely bunch of people. They showed us the many racks and the Navigator purred as he wandered through the books, I stroked the office dog. We eventually left with a dent in the credit card and a collection of guide books.

The rain had stopped and we drove to Arnside and parked up on the front for a coffee and sandwich. When this was finished the rain started again and the wind was blowing a hooley. Not deterred we donned the suitable clothing and set off around the coast.

Pieces of eight

No he wasn't I was walking in the rain

Common today
 By the time we reached the corner by New Barns it was becoming hard to stand up so we cut inland and rejoined the coast by Arnside Point.

We continued around passing Far Arnside, the Arnside Tower and then uphill to Arnside Knott before returning to the car just before another downpour.

belted Galloway?

Looking down on Arnside

Do the passengers know there is gold on board?

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