Friday, August 8, 2014

High Street

Decided to go shopping so yesterday we headed for the High Street near Ullswater in Cumbria.

Getting there was a bit harder than expected, as there was no railway station, and it involved a 700m climb from the car park. Views were nice though.

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Finally got there only to discover that the Vikings had torn down all the shops in the centuries after the Romans had left.
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The other shoppers seemed almost as lost (see their little silhouettes on that rocky outcrop!). Germanic and Australian accents asked us if we were "doing the coast to coast". Just a day trip we answered.
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It was surprisingly pleasant especially considering that this High Street is so far from those more desirable parts of the UK.
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Here, James is looking for the Apple Store. Sure it was supposed to be here somewhere...
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The street side planters were flowering nicely. This is heather, probably imported from the soon to be foreign country of Scotland.
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We never did find Harvey Nicks, but a couple of hours later we were in Patterdale (named after St Patrick Patterdale) where there are pubs that serve food and beer all day long. hicc.
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Best High Street ever.

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