Monday, 18 April 2011

a fellrun, a party, and a swim

In an action packed weekend, YC ran the Coledale Horseshoe Fell Race on Saturday. It heads over Grisedale Pike and Eel Crags in the Lake District and packs 3,000 ft of climbing into its 9 miles. There's a report on the NFR website.

On Sunday he joined a convivial family party at Il Forno's restaurant. The occasion was James, Katie, Matthew & Phoebe being in Tynemouth for the weekend. Fine food and good company made for a very enjoyable lunch. Nephew Matthew announced that YC had an A level in craziness - wherever did he get that idea from?

Today YC did some further studying on his A level with a swim in the North Sea. It's on the chilly side, but YC has invested in a wet suit so the temperature is bearable. Afterwards he headed up to Cresswell Pond where he spotted a yellow wagtail - this takes YC's UK bird list to 100. Only another 100 odd to go...

left - James samples the wine under Rev T's approving gaze
right - Phoebe, Gill and Pat

Hands up if you think Uncle Johnny's crazy. Matthew waves to the camera.