The forecast was good so we decided to go camping with the dog for two nights at Ullswater. It was the dogs' first camping trip and he loved it. We ate out at two of the local pubs The Sun Inn, Pooley Bridge and the Queens Head, Tirril.
We have been to Waterside Farm a few times and always camp right beside the Lake. It's less than 30 min walk along the Lakeshore footpath to the little village of Pooley Bridge so it's really easy to walk in for something to eat in the evening. I did a bit of swimming in Ullswater and the dog met a new friend, Holly a two year old retriever. On the first night we ate at the Sun Inn, a Jennings pub so I could have a couple of pints of real ale. The beer was lovely and the food was ok.
On the seond day we hired a canadian canoe, it was a disaster, capsized before we got out of the bay, with the dog in it aswell as the camera, mobile phone, just great! Attempt number two was better and we canoed down Ullswater, landing in a field for a sandwich, the only thing that had stayed dry when we capsized as we had wrapped them in plastic bags. We also laid out all of our wet items in hope that they would dry. In the afternoon we drove into Penrith and had a wander around the shops, stocked up on breakfast ietms for the next day. That evening was drove about 2.5 miles down the road to the Queens Head, Tirril. Again the local ale was good and the bar food really nice, same price range as the evening before, a main course was about £8.50 upwards, but just much nicer and worth the short drive. We took the dog to both pubs and ate the the beer gardens outside.
We had threee days of sunshine, met lots of nice people and and thinking about trying a camping pod in September. Oh, and the good news is the camera and phone seems to have dried out, well for now atleast.