I haven’t posted to this blog for a long time because I am so slow getting around to photo editing and often its has seem a bit late to post about a trip that happened months ago. Any way this post is about a weekend at the end of last month, my Mum went into respite and I had 3 nights booked in the Yorkshire Dales. Had last been there a few weeks before just after Easter that trip nearly didn’t happen as the pub we usually stay had changed hands and our booking was cancelled. But luckily we tried the next pub down the road. They said they could give us a bed without the breakfast as they had only just moved in a few days earlier and the pub had just about been gutted. They did us proud under difficult circumstances so we booked there for this trip.
At 4am the morning we were due to leave the respite home called to say Mum had fallen getting out of bed and was in A&E and they would ring me when they knew anything more. Needless to say I didn't get back to sleep and at 7am found she had broken her wrist. The home we insistent Mum was fine and for my still go ahead with my plans. So still a bit bleary eyed I set of to the Richard iii in Middleham.
Didn’t want to drive far so set of to West Burton to the waterfall there. Got down close to it and my tripod up only to find I the tripod mount I had on my camera was for my other tripod. So had to handhold.
This first image was taken with an old Olympus compact camera which has been adapted to take infrared photos, thought with all the green around would make an ideal subject.
this was taken with my Pentax K5
The green in West Burton taken when we stopped in the Fox and Hounds for a quick coffee and a slice of barra brith.
Then on to Aysgarth falls.
Have often passed this AA box on the way to Aysgarth thought it about time I stopped there.
The weather was perhaps the best we had had all year and it was a Bank Holiday weekend and the car park at Aysgarth was full but we managed to squeeze in. Walking down to the upper falls found lots of families enjoying the sunshine.
The next stop was Wensley another village often passed through but seldom stopped at. First off stopped at the Three horseshoes for a drink. Nice sat outside in the Sun. Then a walk down to the church. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Trinity_Church,_Wensley
We then went back to the Richard iii. The last time we were there, they had no kitchen so we had to venture out for food. This time they had a full menu on offer. I had the Shepherds Pie and wasn’t disappointed. But being a bit of a light weight (and having been up since 4am) I disappeared to bed at 10pm.