We have finally made our way to the starting point of the C2CTrail, St Bees on the Irish Sea and west coast OD England. We were blessed with Jane, our Lakeside Taxi driver who provided far more than transportation from Windermere to St Bees.
The Manor B&B had posted signs they were closed due to some “emergency” but were accepting guests with reservations. Thank goodness! We parked our bags, donned our gear and headed out to clock the first miles of the C2C.
We are looking ready for the challenge.
First ritual … dip your toes in the Irish Sea.
Pick your pebble that you will carry and toss into the North Sea on the East coast.
St Bee herself. Escaping an unwanted/enforced marriage this gal found her way to these shores and became famous. She was said to be an Irish princess.
The trail points up and follows the coastline.
The bird colonies were nothing short of stunning!
The first C2C sign … 190+ miles to go …
Stiles become commonplace.