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Wednesday, November 12, 1997
Chester, Wales to Ambleside, Lakes District National Park, England
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Ambleside, Lakes District National Park, England:
Latitude: 54° 25' 7" North
Longitude: 2° 57' 37" West
From Seattle: 5172 miles
Lodging: Hostel - YHA Waterhead, Ambleside

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Today's Travel:
Countries: Wales, England
Regions: Wye Valley, The Midlands, Lancashire
Route: Bus: Chester - Ambleside
Path:Chester, Wales - Ambleside, Lakes District National Park, England
Linear:97 miles
Weather: Sunny / Rain / Mostly Sunny

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Sheep grazing Ambleside, England

Fells and start of a rainbow Loughrigg trail, above Ambleside, England

Clouds, fells, and a bit of lake Windermere Loughrigg trail, above Ambleside, England

Cargo plane above Ambleside Loughrigg trail, above Ambleside, England

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 216
Linear Dist: 39837
Countries Visited: 13
Regions Visited: 67
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Hotels: 40
Friends / Family: 77
Camping: 35
Hostels: 40
Transit: 24
Beers: 859
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Journal Entry:
Spent my time waiting for the bus to pick me up getting my email. Spent the time on the bus reading and replying. Got to Ambleside YHA in early afternoon, it's a beautiful location on the end of lake Windermere. Due to my mood I opt to walk into town for a hike by myself. I spend about 2.5 hours on one of the most amazing hikes I've ever done. I would have liked to go further but I was concerned about the sun setting since I didn't have a flashlight and the ground was pretty treacherous (due to the rain it was pretty much like hiking through a stream the whole way, more than once I steped into mud deeper than the top of my boot). It was sunny most of the hike, but there was enough rain to warent a spectacular rainbow. The hike led up above Ambleside through trees which were all changing color, and through the fells along a ridge.

After getting back into town I went and saw the movie Shooting Fish, which I throughly enjoyed.

After the movie I went back and joined the big group at an Irish pub. I staged my death (a long story involving a game) and we got kicked out, no big deal since it was only 20 minutes to closing, but still...


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