We hit the road to Keswick, a market town 40 minutes from Scotland.
Upon arriving we see people walking dogs that resemble themselves. Very strange! We pass the Old Moot Hall, which was the town hall, but is now a local tourist center
We frolic over to the “Dog and Gun,’ a TOTALLY DOG FRIENDLY restaurant. All canine customers are given free pooh bags … we didn’t get any. The dog owners could order food for their pets. We thought the food for the humans was delicious.
We order a plate of foie gras, some very LARGE bowls of Goulash, bangers and mash (aka mustard mashed potatoes), and sausage. It was great.
After lunch we continue to explore Keswick. Stumbling into many local stores and bakeries we enjoyed meeting locals.
After exploring Keswick we drove a scenic route starting at Borrow Dale and ending at New Lands Valley.
The route is full of vast Mountains, rocky hills, and lots of shrubs growing everywhere. The rocky soil leaves the landscape bare of trees.
. Flocks of sheep wander about eating grass and drinking from the many streams. After watching the sheep running and jiggling all their nice juicy meat around, we decided to have some fun. Stopping the car, we tried to sneak up on the sheep.
Alas we fail and, worse yet, got tired and hungry….so we decided to go back to Keswick and get some fish and chips. 🙂