In Cumbria, Hardknott Pass and a heronry

Last May, Alan's Mum moved from Milnthorpe in Cumbria to an apartment in Preston. We went up for the week to help her and Alan's sister Anne flew over from Florida to lend a hand.
As Anne was taking holiday we decided that we would have a couple of days off and visit the north Cumbrian coast. We had the camper van with us and so we booked Anne in to a rambling hotel by the sea in St Bees, just for the night. The first day we travelled up there, going over Hardknott Pass in the van which was speculative and involved several goes at getting round one of the bends. I was sitting in the back and it was a truly vomit worthy experience!
We stopped at the fort on the top where the first two pictures were taken. the Romans really chose some draughty places to stay.
We descended the pass and drove to Muncaster Castle where Anne and Alan went inside for a tour and I stayed outside to take pictures of the heronry. The herons hang around, roosting in the tall trees at the back of the castle with a wonderful view over the fells. They get fed at 4.00pm every day and it is worth a trip to see the spectacle.
















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