Well, we made it to Coniston on Tuesday where I introduced Tara and Rueben to the Black Bull rather than the Old Man. It seemed to me that a walk to the summit of The Old Man of Coniston in non-stop rain wouldn't endear my grandchildren to The Lake District.
Lunch at The Black Bull, Coniston
We meet the locals
Tara prepares desert while Rueben relaxes
Teenagers' bedroom Day 1
On Thursday morning we walked around Ulverston including Hoad Monument
Not quite the walking holiday that we had hoped for but we were agreed that it was an enjoyable way to spend half-term.
Disagreements with teenagers regarding what to wear in wet weather and what time to get up in the morning were easily settled. Compromise and truce do not work. The grandfather must accept unconditional surrender.