Through the Viewfinder
And What Alice Found There
In 2017, Greg and I set off to make one of our lifelong dreams come true; to road trip along the infamous Route 66 in America. It wasn’t our first road trip together, but it was the longest one we’d ever done and we had an absolute blast. It’s safe to say that when we returned home the travelling blues kicked in almost immediately, and in true Alice style I straight away started looking at where we could go next! Considering we’re both still young (debatable) and at the time we had no major commitments i.e. we lived at home and had no children or pets to worry about, we thought hey…why not do another crazy road trip! And while there’s tons of places closer to home that would have been amazing (one of our favourite road trips to date was on our doorstep in Scotland!) we don’t like to do things by halves so we settled on going to the opposite side of the world! Yes it would be expensive & our bank accounts may get totally wiped out, but this might be the only chance we ever get to do this trip before we start to think about mortgages and savings and all that adult stuff. So I decided to leave my job, booked us one way tickets to Australia and let the planning begin!
Things have been pretty quiet on here lately, partly because I’ve been ill with the dreaded cold that’s going around so I haven’t been out hiking much, and partly because I’ve recently moved house and have only just got WiFi set up! But I’m back at last! I’m starting off with just a short update this week, introducing my new neighbourhood – the lovely village of Tebay!
Some may say that it's a sweeping statement and many people will argue that their home ground is the best, but I truly believe the Lake District is the number one place in the whole country. From sweeping coastlines to looming mountain peaks and everything in between, the Lakes is a dream for outdoor lovers and city-dwellers alike. Still need convincing? Read on to see the evidence!