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... used to produce power for a long time. Consequently, mills were built here. I haven't read up on all the history of them, but have a few photos of the information. I also went into their visitor centre. They have gone to a lot of trouble to make the valley accessible with walking trails and bits fenced off for safety. I also noticed one part was a designated rock climbing area, with a request for 'no fouling'. I presume they mean dogs?
... can spend some time both of her sons.
We all piled in the Focus for a ride up towards Leeds and dinner at the Hawthorne Farm, which does a carvery that has been recommended to us. We had a nice dinner, then back to the house for a while before we said goodbyes to Brian and Mo.
Seems like we just got here. On the other hand, seems ages since we got here!
Set off from home just before 2.30pm. Had a good ride over on the motorway as you do. Got within 48miles of Manchester City and we had to drop down to 50mph then 40mph because of queueing. So had a steady run then it picked up again, then we came upon more queues. Then incident ahead which appeared to be roadworks. We were pleasEd to get off the M62 onto the M60. Geoff had already checked where we needed to be on Google ...
We had been to Lyme Park , a N.T. Property, a week earlier and saw loads of mushrooms and so we booked a guy called David to take us on a forage. Sadly we ended up only recognising , chanterelles, which we ate, and hedgehog mushroom. We also had black trumpet. Anyway we now hunt for these things but with only a little more ...
... phone, the 20 minute wait as everyone around us was experiencing teary eyed reunions, seemed endless but we were finally reunited. In all fairness S&T felt terrible and our plane had (apparently) arrived early!
In our first few days back in the UK we surprised Ds brother and his family, finally getting to meet Ava, their latest addition who was born while we were in Oz, D's 89 (now 90) year old grandad, who shocked everyone by not only recognising us but by ...