It was quite disconcerting to walk north for four miles when we needed to go east. I had programmed our first summit of Dent (which we were to climb later that day) into my GPS as a "Go To" , however Dent just got further away as we proceeded north towards St Bees Lighthouse. There was plenty to see on the undulating coastal path - birdlife and a plethora of wild flowers. Pictured right is Fleswick Cove. Parts of the coastline reminded me of the coastal path around the Isle of Man, which we couldn't see today, owing to sea mist. After 4 miles we swung east near the quarry at Sandwith. It is unusual to see such an undertaking so close to the coast. We moved inland taking our lunch near Stanley Pond GR 985142 - the "pond" was non existant apart from being shown on the OS Map and was just a grassy reedbed so dry that sheep were grazing upon it. Our packed lunch was spent chatting to a Dutch walker - a "lone wolf" with a limp who had travelled over via the Hull Ferry and caught the train to St.Bees - admirable enthusiasm indeed, and our first of many encounters on this walk with people who were from overseas. His pace was slow as we had passed him a mile before we stopped for lunch, however he caught up and continued with us for a mile or so after our lunch stop, before dropping back. We crossed the A595 Whitehaven to Egremont road near the C2C sculpture (right) close to Moor Row. We were later thankful that we were not walking this route exactly two weeks hence to the day, when the gunman Derrick Bird used it on his murderous spree around Western Cumbria. The less said about that situation the better.