Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Walking in the Yorkshire Dales

On the Thursday of T and Big Daddy's visit we drove into the Yorkshire Dales for a walk with our neighbors.  I think this is our 3rd time to walk in the Dales, and our lovely neighbor did a great job leading us on this one.  There was a little bit of everything:  clouds, sun, rain, water, open fields, woods, and even a castle.

Oh, yes, there was also a kissing gate, which T didn't want to pass up.

There are three sets of falls, and we first went to the Middle Falls, and then on to the Lower Falls before continuing on to open pastures.

Right about the time we made it to the pasture, the rain started coming down in sheets, which made James start to cry.  Thankfully it didn't last too long.  I kept taking my camera out and snapping a picture quickly and then putting it back under my coat, because it really was beautiful even in the rain.

The view of Castle Bolton in the distance was really lovely.  Someday we're going to make it inside.

I love my little Yorkshire boy.

After the rain shower, as so often happens, the sun shone brilliantly.  This tree was really particularly beautiful.

The girls have been horrified on our walks to see the skeletons or remains of dead rabbits in the fields.  We saw several live specimens this time around, too, so that helped morale immensely.

We really liked walking through the woods towards the end of the walk.  The light was all kinds of lovely.

Finding a good tree branch to climb is always fun.

We ended at the Upper Falls of Aysgarth, and all was well until James tripped on a root, landing with the side of his face on a rock.  It immediately swelled out, and he had a lovely bruise of varying hues for days.

But right before that happened we took a nice family picture, so we'll just end on that note.

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