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Lake District

Day's Slideshow

12h17 Pre-trip Break

Marking the near-end of our year together, and the end of our lectures, we looked for a great adventure into the English countryside. We thought it would be a great weekend to drive down to Cornwall, but our minibus arrived a few hours late. So instead we agreed to head up to the Lake District.
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We rest for lunch in the Morrison's car park. (Mohammad, Razvan, Touti from Madagascar, and Jiri)
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David et al. playing with the volley ball.
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14h47 Layover in Kendal

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A typical English Church found in nearly every town.
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A typical English street market, held at least weekly in every English town.
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Quiet Xavier, from France.
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16h21 Into Windermere

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Boys and their toys...
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16h35 By Lake Windermere

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Jiri's found something of interest.
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A chochotte and his enabler :P
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Mohammad working his charm to get us a good deal.
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17h27 Climbing

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Mohammad trying to catch a little dinner.
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Lake Windermere
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Beauty in Spring

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Sunset in Blackpool

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The Irish Sea at low tide.
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A carnival on the south pier over the Irish Sea.
It was a long day. We had a lot of fun and saw a lot. Stress, however, did creap into our group through the day and culminated in Blackpool. But, you spend a lot of time with people and you're bound to have a few bumps in the road.
Posting these pictures on 23 December 2008, I am quite happy to remember all my friends I have left from Europe. What I shall always remember from my time in England will be the time I spent with them. If I regret anything, it's not opening up more to them to form closer bonds. I do occassionally see their familiar faces in America, just to be disappointed it's no one I know. A famous man said "You can never return home", and my time with them was home for eight months in England.
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