This day was a total disaster. We were on our way to the west part of the lakes (towards Devoke Water and Muncaster) when we had a flat tire about 10 km from Coniston (on the road to Broughton in Furness), literally in the middle of nowhere but a few sheep to keep us company.
The rental car agency (Sixt) took a long time to solve the issue, and only 4 hours later did we manage to have our car towed into Workington (which was about an hour and a half from where we were)
I was almost 5 PM when we finally got everything fixed, and in order to make something out of such a dreadful day we decided to visit Keswick on our way down to Coniston.
Keswick is a lovely little town, it can be a bit crowded during the day but at the end of the afternoon it was just peaceful enough for us to enjoy it.
:: filled with delicious little team rooms and coffee shops (but beware, most close at 5 PM)
:: we were still able to grab a pot of tea, some cake and toast here...
And on our drive down we had some of the most amazing views from the road ...