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Showing posts from August, 2017


It must have been over twenty years since I was last in Cartmel and as you'd expect from this sleepy corner of Cumbria, the place hadn't changed one bit. Oh I tell a lie, a large tree has grown by the bridge over the river which now obliterates the very photogenic view of the church but that is about all. The roads are just as narrow and aren't really suitable for the coaches which bring in the many visitors. I had a fight with one on the lane leading to the race course which is the main at park. All I could do was tuck in, fold in my wing mirror and pray! God knows what its like on race weekends.

I was with Sal and we had intended to visit Grange over Sands as well but we spent longer than expected in Cartmel. Our first port of call was The Sticky Toffee Pudding CafĂ© with the sole intention of just having a coffee but once we saw that they had warm Morecambe Bay Potted Shrimps on the menu... well it would have been rude not to. They were served with brown toast and a gree…