Week 128: Winter Crag

A week of lakes, beautiful scenery, long drives, long walks, easter egg hunts with friends, meta weeknotes, Railroad Ink, and looking forward to the D&D movie

Posted on by Rowan Manning.
Tagged with HolidayWalkingGamesBoard GamesWritingFilmsD&D

  • This week is all about the weekend again, with a pretty uneventful week.

  • The feedback last weekend’s bleakness varied from [paraphrasing] “I love this, please can I come next time?” to “we mostly think similarly but then you go and do something weird like this”. To each their own.

  • I don’t look at the analytics for my website generally, but it turns out divisive weekends drive views (shout out to Fathom who do privacy-focused analytics that doesn’t do anything creepy with the data).

  • In contrast to last week, for the four-day Easter weekend, we travelled up to the Lake District with some friends for a relaxing few days staying on a very pretty farm near Ullswater.

  • I’m really glad I didn’t have to drive up, Marcus and Tammy drove the six hours 😬 (lots of bank holiday traffic).

  • Cumbria’s always incredibly beautiful and worth the extra journey time.

  • On Saturday we did a ~9-mile walk and tackled 4 different Wainrights (Alison is trying to walk 30 of them this year). The walk was tough and boggy in places but a lot of fun. It was perfect walking weather, chilly with a bit of a breeze but warm in the sun ❤️

    A panoramic view over Ullswater Lake from the top of our walk. The sun is shining and the sky is blue.
  • We spent the low-internet evenings playing board games. People really enjoyed Railroad Ink so I’m glad we took it with us. We also played a lot of Dobble which is always incredibly stressful and breaks my brain.

  • Charlotte and I set up an easter egg hunt, very cute seeing our friends get excited and competitive about it.

  • Back to normality now. I’m gonna finish the weekend by going to see Dungeons & Dragons with the Whitechapel crew.