Saturday, 17 April 2010

Langdale Pikes

Lynn and I had a day out together, choosing the Langdale Pikes for a stroll. A rarely visited track suggested by Mr Wainwright provided a very steep but peaceful ascent to the heights. Lynn made the scramble to the summit of Pike o' Stickle. The descent seemed to take forever through some dramatic gorges.

The Old Man of Coniston

Hannah wanted to climb a mountain, so we chose 'The Old Man of Coniston' as it is a real mountain, but offers reasonably simple walking - essential as Dan carried Sophia (4 months old) up and down on his chest! Lunch by Goats Tarn was followed by a slog up Goats Hause. The sisters posed for one of their '3 sisters' pics and Lynn stood on the summit with the village of Coniston 800 metres below her.

April Swimming!

Our arrival in Lakeland heralded in a spell of the type of weather that just commands a swim in the lake! Three sisters get ready; eventually they are all in - oh .. it's cooold! Look Sophia says Dad, they have turned into ducks!

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Julia's 13th Birthday

Julia is very pleased with her new green camera which nearly matches her finger nails. Mum baked a birthday cake that was scrummy. The birthday - 4th April - was a busy day with a Easter Day service at church together with the Riviera Life Church, and a talk from Niall encouraging us to share the message of God's love with those who don't yet know Him. Afterwards we enjoyed a presentation from Niall on his work in Uganda. The day ended (and the next day began) with a sleep-over.