Sunday of course was the 'River Pageant' and the Thames was not the only one celebrating with a fleet of boats. The River Wharf had its own floating celebrations.......not quite up to the standard of the Thames, but what a laugh every one had. We all soaked up the rain as well as the fun.
|Some posh, some not so posh, and some already half sunk and this was just the float past, not even the race|
|You would think with that sail they would be half way to winning, but me thinks those pink ladies put their backs into it|
|The patriotic W.I. ladies (not nude calender girls this time) were the winners, the pink ladies came second, and the school governors came third, but all that entered were winners on the day.|
Monday was a much better day weather wise, so we took a walk to Burnsall along the river, and had a great breakfast in the sun.
|What a place to walk|
|The suspension bridge is the way most cross the river, but with grandson on hand, why take the easy route|
|With a little help when the steps were spread too far for little legs we made it with dry feet .|
Monday evening there was a torch procession in Grassington to light the beacon, so we walked into the village to watch. Now at Christmas there was a torch procession, and there were probably 50 people involved, this time every man and his dog joined in, and it was wonderful. My photos don't do justice to the parade, I really must sort out the settings on the camera.
|This started at 10 p.m. ...... see its still light.|
To finish the evening we had fireworks
|Photos really don't do justice to these|
|They really were stunning, not that the photos show that.|
As we walked home, we could see that the beacons had been lit in Kettlewell (we think), and Thorpe, so a weekend to be remembered.
Tuesday we just slobbed out watching the Service of Thanksgiving on T.V.
Wonderful Weekend for us, how was yours?????