|Getting the boat off always fun!|
|Great views down the lake|
We launched a few miles down the lake from Glenridding. There are numerous laybys to launch from if you want to avoid the extortionate car parking fees of the National Trust (we are members). We crunched our way through the ice to the waters edge and launched. We paddled our way up to Patterdale and navigated our way through some of the islands along the way.
The views were really stunning and we paddled aimlessly taking in the best that the lake had to offer. Surprisingly we did not see anyone! The sun was soon dropping behind the fells and the water on our buoyancy aids started to freeze! It was time to head back. Body temperatures were dropping and ice was forming on everything as we carried the boat to the van. It was a race to get changed and prevent toes and fingers breaking off!
|A very cold H|