Open Bridges

Cumbria is open for business. It really is, as we discovered on Good Friday. Repaired and fallen bridges are being mended and replaced. With many other cars we travelled over the restored Eamont Bridge. Judging by the traffic jam it was a much needed route along eastern Cumbria.

Not to be outdone the three of us then went on to Pooley Bridge and walked over and the drove over the new temporary bridge there. Unusually the weather was sunny and bright. Not particularly warm, but then it is Cumbria in March.

This was not the end of our adventures as we drove down the west shore of Ullswater to Genridding. The flood damage there is so great that is is heart-breaking – fields piled high with stones and rocks, presumably dredged from the river. There was no parking spaces left, so we drove cross country to the peaceful village of Caldbeck.

Carol in a restored Cumbria.