When we left at 10:00 it was 3degC, quickly dropping to 2degC and then settling at a high of 5degC. But the cloud cover made it feel really cold all day. We headed for Ulverston which is the birth place of Stan Laurel. We bought vegetables at Brocklebanks; scallops, salmon and Manx kippers from The Lake District Lobster and Seafood Co., and a pork & branston slice and pork pies from Irvings. We then went to Mad Hatter’s Tea Room for espressi and a fruit scone served with jam and clotted cream (£7.60).
We then drove along the coast road of Morecambe Bay to Barrow-in-Furness where we walked around. We had our picnic lunch at Welney, overlooking the wind farm.
There are 102 units which stretch as far as the eye can see. After topping up with diesel (£50,34 for 41.3 Litres) we stopped at Crows Nest for a drink. A half pint of Worthingtons for Dave and Caffrey’s for me (£2.75). We then drove to Broughton-In-Furness and bought pork chops from Melville Tyson.
We got back to Brockwood Hall at 15:15. Dave went for a sauna and swim while indulged in a bath. Something that’s a real treat for me living with such severe water restrictions. After a glass of Rattler Original Healey’s cider with a snack of fennel and orange olives, Dave made scallops as a starter which were buttery and delicious. We opened a bottle of Rioja which is really good. The salmon was perfect and Dave did a side of Brussels sprouts.