After a mad rush yesterday afternoon to submit my British Studies term paper, we left for the college trip to the Lake District.
This morning, Carly, Shannon, and I went for a hike after breakfast. We had to walk through Ambleside to reach the trail head, and we stopped to see a couple of waterfalls before heading for the trail. The hike up to the "peak" was fairly step and rocky the whole way, but the exercise was certainly welcome and the climb wasn't too terrible since we were tackling it at our own pace. From the summit all we could see was the massive amount of mist, but we sneaked a few good views on the way up. We then headed down the backside, which was a bit difficult because there was so much darn mist, and arrived in a tiny little village soaking wet. We bought some hot chocolate from the post office there, and then walked all the way back around to Ambleside and the hostel.
On our way through Ambleside, we bought some frozen dinners to fix at the hostel. It was such a relief to be able to fix our own food! And besides that, some of the other Harlaxton kids had brought their laptops and were playing music while they fixed a massive amount of spaghetti, so the fixing of our dinner turned out to be kind of festive.
After dinner, Colleen convinced several of us to do our "forests." Basically, you write about your ideal forest, as well as a few things you find in the forest, and it's supposed to tell things about you. Seemed pretty accurate to me, and I was impressed that Colleen had the whole thing memorized. I suppose she's done it enough, though.
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