28 May 2011

Hadrian's Wall Path: Day 1

Today we biked 15 miles of the 84 mile trail from Bowness-on-Solway to Carlisle, in the rain. We passed lots of cows and sheep grazing on the Solway Firth marsh, and the tide was much higher than it was when we arrived this morning. Because of the rain, I was glad to be wearing my astronaut long underwear, and really we dried out quickly as we got into Carlisle.

Leaving Bowness-on-Solway

It took probably about 2.5 hours or so, and when we got to Carlisle, we visited the very beautiful cathedral and had a nice lunch there. We were able to get good directions to our b&b and get a few last-minute supplies.

We had dinner in a pub across the street and got out just as the Man U v. Barca final game was starting.
Tomorrow we'll walk to just past Walton.

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