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That Day in 2016

That Day in 2016

To say it has been a strange week is an understatement.So strange that for once my blog has to venture from its usual track of hills, travel and tearooms, with a slight detour into politics.

Assuming you know that a  ‘majority’ of voters in the  UK referendum on the 23rd June voted to leave the European Union.

I didn’t.  I voted to stay in.  For many reasons, most have been aired and illustrated widely in the more liberal press.  But for very personal reasons too.  My father is Latvian.  I consider myself to be European. I have already begun the process of securing my own European status.  

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Now, back to hills, hikes, teashops and the weather.

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Witherslack Scar on the limestone fringes of the lakes.  The inverted sea, isn’t high and isn’t far but is a steep pull up the sharp side with the most fabulous views on the clear day that it was on the 23rd.

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Across to the coast and Morecambe Bay, to the Langdale, Kentmere, the Howgills and Yorkshire.

Down through woods and meadows on a path that hugs the side of the scar meandering close to Witherslack and pub.

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A perfect antidote to an awful day.

Though I do wonder who enjoyed this view. Or did they just have a strange sense of humour?

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Then on Sunday I discovered Askham Hall
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