After the strenuous physical activity of our sessions with Carnegie Outdoors, it was a pleasant contrast on Thursday to enjoy a more leisurely day beginning with a steam train ride to the small town of Lakeside on Lake Windermere. We were even treated to some refreshments for the journey - squash and biscuits for the children and tea and scones for the adults!
At Lakeside we enjoyed finding out about a range of lake, river and sea life at the Lake Aquarium, before departing on a ferry boat to the quaint, lakeside town of Bowness. Here the children had the opportunity to do some souvenir hunting before we treated them all to an ice cream and a play in the park.
It was then back to the youth hostel to begin the big pack - always an interesting experience! - and then our final evening meal at YHA Windermere. To end with, we had a big quiz based on our learning from the week, together with some general knowledge questions.
And that was that! It has been a pleasure working with our older juniors this week. They have been a credit to you all.
I will be tweeting our progress today as we journey south and as we get nearer attempt to estimate our time of arrival.