On Tuesday, Patty and I bid Andreas and Mary adieu, and started our journey back to the States. Andreas would have another day to tackle Cat Bells (to the peak), and Mary would be staying another week with her uncle.
Mary gave us a ride to the Windermere Bus Station. From there, we grabbed a bus to the train station at Oxenholme. And from there we took the train to the Manchester Airport station, and a taxi to the Holiday Inn Express. The next day, we had plenty of time to get to the airport, get through Security, have a cup of coffee and pick up a book from the news stand to read on the way home.
But now I’ve been home for more than 3 weeks, and I still can’t get this fantastic vacation off my mind. I want to go back, and soon! So, in this post I’m attempting to summarize the things we did (hiked over 63 miles, climbed over 10,000 ft, etc.), how we did them, and how I’d like to do them again, hopefully in the near future. If you are interested in such a journey, you may find this information useful too.
Again, many thanks to Mary and Andreas for showing us such a great time! – Rich & Patty