"O Tiger-lily,' said Alice, addressing herself to one that was waving gracefully about in the wind, 'I wish you could talk!' 'We can talk,' said the Tiger-lily: 'when there's anybody worth talking to"
~ Lewis Carroll
It was a Friday night visit this year as Captain Dave had judged the bands to be better than Saturday night's and what a good call it turned out to be! I had been working nights so arrived in the morning and grabbed a few hours sleep. Thank God for strong coffee!
Clear blue skies and a lovely warm evening greeted us as we arrived in Keswick on the X5 bus. As usual I was the only person to actually pay a fare, it's good to see the taxes on my hard earned wages are being put to good use. I sometimes wonder if I'm the only person on Whitbarrow that actually works these day :/
For anyone who hasn't been, the Beer Festival is housed in a massive marquee in the Rugby Club's grounds with a stunning view towards Skiddaw and Blencathra.There are 200 beers plus maybe 30 ciders and lagers on tap; you get a free glass on entry and buy as many tickets as you think you can sup through and "no" I'm not saying how many I bought!