Saturday, June 03, 2023

2023 England and Scotland - Day #11 - To Gisland

Sharon and I both enjoyed the Vallum Lodge. Although the bed was too small, I would definitely recommend it! The hospitality at both The Angel of Corbridge and the Vallum Lodge were exceptional.

For breakfast, Sharon and I had Salmon and scrambled eggs. Afterwards, we packed up the room. It was more than a little bit of a mess due to my previous night's kerfuffle.

It was after 9 am when Tom, Sharon and I rolled from the lodge. Anna-Marie decided to take the first part of the day off. We stopped back at the Twice Brewed Shop for Sharon to buy a shirt and Tom to buy a magnet.

From there, we hiked about a mile back up to the trail. We spent the morning hiking over a series of crags in gorgeous weather. We had two interesting encounters. I stopped and talked to a young Dutch couple leading a pair of small dachshunds. They were heading to Green Carts which was more then nine miles away. I wonder how they did! Shortly after that, a runner passed us. Sharon talked to him for a second. He started in Bowness-on-Solway at 3 am and was running to Newcastle!

The three of us made a short stop at the Cawfields Quarry. We decided to push to the Roman Military Museum for lunch. Anna-Marie met us there. After our sack lunch, we toured the museum and watched a short 3D video.

The four of us walked from there to the Dacre House. This may be the nicest place that we will stay while we are hiking on the wall. Sharon and I had a big room [2] and a giant king bed.

We ended up walking almost ten miles in just over five hours.

The Dacre House said that unless you had a car it would be difficult to get to a local place to eat so we had dinner there. It was very good. Tom, Sharon and I had Slow cooked Persian style Lamb casserole [Local Cumbrian Lamb cooked with herbs & spices, with rice]. All of us had Pear Frangipane tart with an apricot glaze and ice cream.

Tom, Sharon and I had an after dinner drink in the palor before we crashed.

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