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Wednesday, 17 July 2019

A different harbour

Am feeling a little more pleased with myself than I have of late.  It's Wednesday which counts as 'day three' in my way of organising a week, and I have been out in Bill THREE TIMES!   Yay, that's massive to actually get off my bottom and go out three days running.

Both Monday and Tuesday were little shopping outings combined with a brief stop at Workington harbour in the vain hope I might see dolphin again, but it was not to be.  Possibly also not to be is much returning to this location.  On both visits this week I was bitten to scratched insanity by something, maybe tiny sand fleas (which aren't fleas but minuscule crustaceans).   Whatever it was my skin has reacted badly and it's not nice.  Neither, I have concluded, is the "feel" of the parking area here.  It is not unsafe, there are no piles of stinking litter or unpleasant people lurking around, but three short visits is enough to convince me that the location has no soul.

Today Bill and I ventured a little further afield, although sudden rain curtailed a walk from the cliff top down to a different harbour, but I am sure it will happen on a different day.  A location which felt much nicer, easy and level parking (always helpful in a camper) and included one of the best yoga classes I've ever taken.





This plaque had my stomach turn inside-out.  160 fathoms?  Holy heck, that is 960 feet in new money (or 290 metres to younger folk), just the thought of it makes me shudder.



The rain followed me home so there was much hunkering down and minimal activity for the rest of the day.



9 comments:

  1. It's great to read that you've been out in Bill again, that's definitely something to be pleased about. Going off the photo I know exactly where you were but I didn't go up the hill far enough to see the plaque - it's slightly beyond belief that a pit shaft went down so far, especially so close to the sea. I know what you mean about the 'feel' of the harbour parking area, I didn't get round that far but ended up on a little beach near the wind farm, and though it wasn't unpleasant it did feel a bit strange so I wasn't there for long.

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    1. Hi Eunice, I thought you would recognise this place - have I missed a blog post about your visit?

      I gave Workington harbour my best shot, and even though you & I were not at exactly the same spot I think it's interesting that neither of us "took" to the area. There are so many fabulous places in Cumbria, but I suppose I was eventually bound to find somewhere I don't much care for :)

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  2. My visit to the harbour and the 'Candlestick' was at Easter - April 21st - you didn't comment on my post at the time so you may or may not have seen it. I only went to Workington this time as I wanted to see the arty-farty clock/sculpture in the town centre - I may try to find the harbour next time I'm up that way but if I don't it won't be anything to lose any sleep over.

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  3. Funny how some places just don't cut the mustard, but we are all different & see things from many angles. Do love the look of the wall enclosed harbour & the surrounding green hills. Peaceful looking. Grey days still lingering here with no proper sunshine now for over 3 weeks. Hopefully the forecast is for a sunny day next Monday. Yeah, we'll see. Enjoy the rest of the week & take care. PS. Wednesday out here is called 'hump-day'.

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    1. I thought you would recognise the harbour :-) It's very close to the Travelodge I know you have stayed in. xx

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  4. It's good you're getting out and about. I find that being by the sea always relaxes me. Yoga? Is this a new pass time for you? X

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    1. Thanks Jules. I have practiced yoga for many years but need the discipline of attending a regular class. Helps the brain and the body :-)

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  5. So glad you and Billvan are getting out and finding amazing breathing spaces - our caravan has now gone and we are on the hunt for a replacement woop woop!

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    1. Oh sorry, didn't see this last night.

      Great news about caravan, and I know whatever replacement vehicle comes to live with you is going to have some wonderful adventures :-) xx

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