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... rain. I suppose the weather here has been on the news in Australia as large parts of the UK have been flooded. We were lucky as it was never that bad. A few roads closed due to flood but the caravan site just got soggy.
Also forgot to mention in the last entry that on Saturday when we left the cottage I had to spray the car windows with de-icing fluid. Sings of things to come. Must get the car anti-freeze ...
... has one of three Transporter bridges in the UK and it has a fantastic shopping area. Other than that it is a city in decline which is undergoing "Urban Renewal" so it is not very interesting. It was a major fishing and trade port but all that is changing. The EU is not very kind to the UK with it's petty rules and regulations.
Friday was a walk to Whitby on the ...
... just brushed him aside. Such is the thanks you get when you are made of plasticine.
From there we went on a spectacular ride over the top of the Dales from Hawes to Thwaite. It really is a most beautiful area. Very harsh and wind swept but well worth a visit at any time of the year. Drove back home along the River Swale valley and have just had dinner and a glass of red.
What more could you ask for in life?
I am sure I wrote an entry recently but it seems not so this is a bit of a catch up.
Since we arrived here we have been to a few places. Richmond is a small town about 6 miles away from us and is worth a visit. We have been 3 times but only for short visits. Went to Darlington to see the rail museum which was closed the first time but went back yesterday and had a look around. ...
Yesterday (Sunday) we awoke to a clear sunny sky. Title comes from an old Donavon song, for those of you who have actually heard of him.
Set of to go to Fountaindale Abbey but got side tracked. Went to Jervaulx Abbey on the way there and stopped off for a look. It is in ruins, but enough of it remains to be interesting. It was built somewhere around the 13th Century and has withstood the 700 years since fairly well.