Richard and Liz Yorkshire trip p7

2013-06-12  Grey day with a couple of light showers and lingering drizzle meant a lazy start with newspaper, sudoku and coffee. Took a walk to the  nearby beck and followed the footpath up through woods carpeted in flowering borrage to the gill foss near the village of Helm. After lunch cycled up the road towards…

Richard and Liz Yorkshire trip p6

2013-06-10 Today went to Hardraw Force and then Hawes for Liz to satisfy her need to window shop and bought some Wensleydale cheese from the Creamery and a print by a local artist. I had the bike out again for a cycle ride to Bolton Castle and back. In the evening met up with an…

Richard and Liz Yorkshire trip p5

2013-06-09 rain shower in the night but anther fine and mainly sunny day. Drove to Ripon to meet friends for lunch, stopping for coffee at Jervaulx Abbey on the way. We all met in the Market Place and after a look around Ripon Cathedral we had a meal at the Royal Oak. Four of us…

Richard and Liz Yorkshire trip p4

2013-06-08 Fine and sunny for our day out to Studley Royal and Fountains Abbey near Ripon. Nice drive through Dales countryside and excellent guided tour of the 1132 abbey. Liz was the only Aus rep but there were Canadians and HamShanks in the party of about twenty people. Wensleydale has a few cattle but in…

Richard and Liz Yorkshire trip p3

2013-06-07 Lucky with the weather again today, fine and sunny with temps into twenties. This morning I got on my bike for a short but VERY steep climb (25% in places!) to the top of the fell above Askrigg. Brakes on all the way back down. Succeeded in transferring some snaps to the iPad from…

Richard and Liz Yorkshire trip p2

2013-06-06 Yesterday left home at 07.10 and drove north , setting off in sunshine but becoming grey and overcast as the miles fell behind but the roads remained dry. We decided to take an alternative route to Walkington near Beverley in order to cross the Humber Bridge. A good decision because the traffic was much lighter…