And so the following morning we set off for the castle (or I should say a pile of stones) as far as castle ruins go this is definitely the bottom of the pile,(yet another pun) we have better castle ruins here in Penrith ,and they are not much. Its a long steep decent to the ticket/entrance/tourist shop, I was having none of it and let my Daughter walk down while I paid £2 for a ride down in a landrover, and similarly for the return trip (although by then the damage had been done)
After leaving the ticket area we continued onto a stone walkway for a few yards before turning sharp left and onto a stone staircase set into a cliff. I have since said to friends if you visit said place make sure you take your climbing gear with you, a little exaggeration, maybe, but it was almost vertical.
On summiting, with now wonky knees, I left the pretty one to wonder off in search of ruins, while I pursued a more profitable venture, I found some birds !!!.
|Just beyond a wall (built to stop tourist from trying out free falling) I found these Fulmars (Fulmarus glacialis)|
|Fulmars, one had just flown in and its mate was on a nest.|
|Fulmar on nest.|
|Didn't want to change lenses so these are with the big lens.|
|The weather was definitely on our side this day.|