Walking long (open fell) 2:40:50  8.1 km (19:51 / km)
Rosthwaite - Grey Knotts via Dale Head
Once down in the Borrowdale valley we stopped off in Stonethwaite and quickly found that the Inn is closed on Mondays. Next stop was the Yew Tree farm tea room in Rosthwaite, Linda's pasty and chutney with coffee and then cake with more coffee.
Over lunch we reduced our original ambition once again, not because of the weather this time rather because we simply had not started early enough to fit everything in. So Dale Head, Robinson, Buttermere and Haystacks became Dale Head, Honister, Grey Knotts instead.
A really nice ascent with the sun on our backs at times, met a jolly chap on the summit of Dale Head who had a passion for time-lapse photography. In return for his enthusiasm and pleasantries we shared some of our Jura 10 year-old Scotch with him. He seemed to think we were very civilised to have packed such a beverage in its original bottle and to be frank we were very inclined to agree.
Really rewarded today for our ordeal the day before with beatiful, calm weather and good visibility. Such a constrast the second evening, took our time almost 700m above sea level on Grey Knotts to find a really good spot for the tent, cooked outside, drank whiskey, reminisced over the very recent past and planned the very near future.