Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Weekend away

We travelled 'up north' to visit my daughter, son in law and their family on Friday morning.  The weather wasn't great, but the journey was uneventful.  We travel to Harrogate, then take the A59 towards Skipton then turn off on the B6451 towards Pately Bridge, this is called 'going over the tops' by the locals, and once on the road you can see why.....you seem to be on top of the country looking down and across the dales, it's truly stunning.  We always travel this route, and each time we make the trip (no matter what the weather is throwing at us) I am always amazed at the beauty of the countryside, it really is "Gods own country".  In the past I have made Mr. D stop so I can take photos for you, but in all honesty the photos never do justice and you would never be able to see the vastness (depth of valleys and height of the hills/ mountains), so all I can say is - at some point in your lives try to make the journey 'across the tops'.  

On Saturday all the grandchildren were busy so we adults went off to Bolton Abbey for a walk along the river.  'S' could not believe that we had not done the walk before when we visited the Abbey, but this was a first for us.  As we left the car the sun was trying to poke out of between the clouds, but further along the mist sort of hung around a bit more giving an eerie feel to the walk (which I hope I have captured on at least one of the photos.

There is a touch of blue in the sky

I might need this on the way back. but it doesn't look too comfy

Is he going to test it....No the seat was wet

Younger ones striding out

Lovely colours

Bit of mist in the distance, but can you see the water is rushing by

It had rained most of the night and you can see where the water has ended up 

Wonder if white water rafting goes on here?

This is the road to fairyland 

Now you can see the mist on the water

This looks totally flooded, 

and this mini island looks like its floating away.

The route completed now we just have to drive the car back across this bridge....look at the width!!

While we were in Yorkshire I did get a bit more knitting done, and as you can see only just had enough yarn Phew!

Just love the patterns that appear

 Last but not least, when I went to Alli Palli I bought a kit from here.  I made a larger bauble about 6 years ago and had forgotten how enjoyable they are to make, and as these ones are smaller and not so time consuming as the large one I might just make a few more.

Love the white on white

This week will see me pleating up some fabric for my lady smockers so not sure I will have much time for anything else, but I suppose there are always the evenings and more socks to knit!.  

Till next time x x


  1. Lovely photos and 'going over the tops' sounds delightful!

  2. glad to see you weren't idle while I was away. Those photos make me want to visit... see you friday. x

  3. Lovely countryside and I love your baubles!!