There are one
or two National Trust houses around Kendal so we thought we might
spend a little time looking round one of them and perhaps get some
lunch in the restaurant. However, the first place we tried wasn't
National Trust after all and only the gardens were open until later
in the day. The second, National Trust this time, wasn't open at
all until too late for us. So we continued into Kendal. By now the
weather had deteriorated and we spent some time sitting under a
shelter in the middle of the town and drinking hot coffee taken
out from MacDonalds.
down to the Christadelphian Hall where they insisted we take the
tandem inside, for safety's sake. There was much interest in it,
and curiosity about our trip. After the service they even had a
whip round to make a contribution to our sponsorship fund. A very
friendly bunch of people. Then it was back out into the weather
to tackle Shap.