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Post by buzyg » Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:05 am

Another family gathering of the G clan saw The SW members, driving up to Southport for an 80th birthday bash for me good ma. After a great evening and a late breakfast on Sunday morning, we shook hands and exchanged hugs with the Northern clans, before heading up to the Lakes for a few days.

After a quick stop for late lunch at MrGs residence of choice for the weekend near Windermere, The Damson Dene Hotel, we headed for one of our favourite spots, Tarn Hows. Those Victorians sure new how to tweak the Natural world for a view.
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Zed and Mx5 at Tarn Hows
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We chose to photograph the cars instead The kids had driven up in Edd's little Mx5, with us old folks in the Zed. Edd took this opportunity to hand over his keys to MrsG and jumped in the Zed, ready for our boys own adventure to Skafell Pike.

Having waved off the girls towards their luxury spa and warm swimming pool, we continued West to Wrynose Pass.
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Then as the light started to fade we arrived at our own lodging for the next few nights, Burnthwiate Farm, at the very head of Wastwater.
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Next morning the adventure move up a notch, quite literally, as we set off towards very leaden looking sky's and a list of gullies to be climbed and summits to be conquered.
A look from afar at Skews Gylle and the first was quickly dismissed as a really daft idea. Looking, as it did, more like a full on water fall, than a climbing route, after the nights rain. So we pushed on around it to our second challenge of the day, Custs Gully.

Edd led the damp scramble up and belayed his old man up the two slightly tricky bits, on a nice safe climbing rope.
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The view up the gully.
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From the top of the gully we emerged onto Great End in pea soup fog. Then after navigating I'll Crag and Broad Crag we arrived at the top of England on Scafell Pike itself.
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After redirecting a couple lost in the fog with no GPS or compass, we headed over to Simonds Knott and Scafell, before decending to the pub at Wasdale head for supper.

What a difference a day makes.
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Next morning with the sun now cracking the flags we were back in the Zed and squeezing past the dozens of intrepid explorers heading into the valley as we departed.
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Not a bad view.
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Then it was good by Wastwater and back through Hardknott and Wrynose passes to meet up with the girls again and head South to the peak district. Rather than suffer the torture of the M6 we headed east South of Manchester, to Lyme Park, so MrsG could see first hand where Collin Firth emerged as Mr Darcey, from that blooming lake.

An way any excuse for one more shot of the Zed.
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From Lyme Park we took the scenic route via Buxton and the A515, to Birmingham and as the light faded once more, on to the M5 and home ward to Cornwall.

What a great extended weekend with the family and our cars. :driving:
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Post by Smartbear » Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:50 am

Sounds like you had a great trip Buzy, still enjoying your zed after several years ownership :thumbsup:
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Post by Vonlipvig » Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:37 am

Looks great :thumbsup: Went to the lakes for the first time last weekend, definatly somewhere to go back to
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Post by Lynchy » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:48 am

Very nice John, thanks for sharing :thumbsup:
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Post by buzyg » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:44 am

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Sounds like you had a great trip Buzy, still enjoying your zed after several years ownership :thumbsup:
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Post by buzyg » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:46 am

Vonlipvig wrote:
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Looks great :thumbsup: Went to the lakes for the first time last weekend, definatly somewhere to go back to
Could have gone in convoy. :)
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Post by Yorkie Z » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:49 am

Looks like lots of fun, car looks great :thumbsup:
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Post by Chris_D » Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:17 am

Nice one buzy lar. :thumbsup:

Miss the lakes sometimes. Really ought to get back over at some point...
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Post by Bing » Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:49 am

What a great trip Mr G - hopefully one day WB and I can do a similar 2 car sortie
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Post by buzyg » Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:33 pm

Bing wrote:
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What a great trip Mr G - hopefully one day WB and I can do a similar 2 car sortie
Yep first and possibly only time, with that format. So good to get both the cars the kids and Mrs G, away on a family trip. Time with the them all is so precious as we get older. Edd's off to New Zealand at Christmas. Hollie has her own house these days. So yes, if you get the chance grab it. Happy memories for us all. :D
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Chris_D wrote:
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Nice one buzy lar. :thumbsup:

Miss the lakes sometimes. Really ought to get back over at some point...
Well worth the petrol lar. :driving:
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Post by Marlon » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:52 pm

Enjoyable read and pics buzy, can't beat the lakes - hop and a skip up the M6 for us :wink: :driving:
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Post by Mr Tidy » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:30 pm

What a great trip Mr G - pictures look great too. :thumbsup:
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Enjoyable read and pics buzy, can't beat the lakes - hop and a skip up the M6 for us
You're lucky to have them on your doorstep - is that why you seem to head to Scotland every year? :lol:
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Post by buzyg » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:41 pm

Mr Tidy wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:30 pm
What a great trip Mr G - pictures look great too. :thumbsup:
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Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:52 pm
Enjoyable read and pics buzy, can't beat the lakes - hop and a skip up the M6 for us
You're lucky to have them on your doorstep - is that why you seem to head to Scotland every year? :lol:
I love the lakes for the views. But those Scottish roads, oh those empty, rolling Scottish roads. :driving: :wub:
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Post by Mr Tidy » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:47 pm

buzyg wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:41 pm
I love the lakes for the views. But those Scottish roads, oh those empty, rolling Scottish roads.
That's a fair point - from our Southern point of view Collin is half way there too!
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