Our wives had a name for the three of us from the office, “The Jolly Boys”. When we were not Geocaching, we might be seen out sailing. The Irish Sea gave us many hours of enjoyment. A couple of times when the wind was brisk enough we did make it all the way to the Ramsey on the Isle of Man. That made for a long weekend. But this weekend was different.
We were out for a short sail, by the time we went out through the Lock at the Whitehaven Marina it was about noon, and back in the late afternoon. When we finished mooring and cleaned up the boat, making it “Ship Shape”, we were ready for a pint. But a quick geocache find first. We easily found Lime Tongue, The Lime Tongue was the third of the extensions in the harbour built in 1754. It is believed that the name comes not from the trade with lime fruits, but refers to the lime used in the production of cement. We walked out to the Crows Nest where we found some seats to rest on while we searched for the easy cache.
Once this completed we headed back to W Stand Street where we found a bicycle “parking park”. No ale here so we turned right, Across from the Old Customs House someone was launching a sloop for a sail tomorrow. Half a block ahead we found our target. Two establishments to get some refreshments, Harbourside Bar/Cafe promising “Good Food and Drink Served All Day” and Waterfront Bar and Dining. That’s where we headed for a refreshing pint, or two, of Bitters and something to eat.
Sailing brings on a hearty appetite. To accompany my pint I ordered the Shredded duck, stir fried veggie with hot sin sauce. While the others ordered Spicy fajita with guacamole, sour cream and tomato relish wrap.