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Date & start time: Saturday 25th April 2009. 2 pm.
Location of Start : Keswick Market, Cumbria, Uk ( NY 266 232 )
Places visited : Here, there and everywhere in half an hour.
Walk details : 1 ml, negligible ft of ascent, 30 mins.
Highest point : It's Market Day and St George's Week
Walked with : Myself and the rest of the folk in Keswick.
Weather : Overcast, threatening a rain shower
Guess the name of the famous pub . . . answer below.
It's Saturday in Keswick . . . and it's Market Day.
For me, it's a work day but everyone is allowed time off for good behaviour.
I need a few items from town, and what more picturesque than shopping in Keswick on a busy weekend.
Good Taste . . . The owner and chef, Peter Sidwell, will be opening a restaurant on the top of Skiddaw,
for one day only, as part of the forthcoming Keswick Mountain Festival.
Chainsaw Magic . . . carved garden furniture on sale in the square.
Quality local photos on sale, framed or unframed . . .Makes me jealous every time I look at them.
Made in Cumbria . . . despite the name and the far eastern taste.
My favourite cheese and olive shop.
It's St George's Week and the local Chamber of Trade has provided bunting for the town.
In the square, the RAC man is open for business . . . behind him . . . the distinctive outline of Causey Pike.
Strawberries . . . Raspberries . . . two punnets for two pounds.
An investment in the future . . . plants and veg seedlings on sale.
Beetroot seedlings this week . . . Courgette plants will be a week or two yet.
Keswick Moot Hall clock is notable for having an hour but no minute hand.
Back at base . . . just before Fred returns from his lunch time out.
Suitably refreshed we both return to the store . . .me to clothing and navigation, Fred to the Abraham's restaurant.
Anyone for tea and scones ?
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Technical note: Pictures taken with with my Cannon G7 Digital camera.
Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.
This site best viewed with . . . a longer lunch break
Oh yes . . . the name of that famous pub at the start . . . the Dog and Gun.
Previous walk - 18th April 2009 Bowscale Bannerdale in the sun
A previous time here - 25th December 2007 Christmas Wishes
Next walk - 26th April 2009 Low fell with Roger