Hello, how ya doin? I'm sitting here on my bed, watched a bit of TV, now switched it off to do this. I've done a longish walk today, can't check the distance exactly because Bikehike has gone off until tomorrow, but at a guess I'd say 12 or 13 miles. The day started off raining, I wanted to take a path alongside the river, but the long wet grass made it very uncomfortable, the bottom of my skirt was sopping wet in a few minutes. I retreated and found another route along a road. I thought it best to stay on tarmac while it was so wet on the ground. A couple of flowerpot decorations spotted on my way out of Settle.
The rain eased off, then started again, then eventually stopped. The road was very quiet, not much passing traffic. I love the shape of this tree.
The path took me down to Helwith Bridge, crossing the railway line. I followed it onto Moor Head Lane. I had a good view of the farmer coming along on his quad bike to round his sheep up, with the help of his dog. He moved them through the gate into the next field.
Lovely views as I was coming down the hill to Stainforth. The weather is a bit better now, rain stopped, but not much sun. Not too hot either, a gentle breeze, just right for walking.
Stainforth is a lovely little village. Here is the church, with very well kept grounds.
I fancy a train ride tomorrow. There has been a rail strike over the last few days but it is supposed to be back to normal service tomorrow. I shall go to the Station in the morning and hope a train comes along.
Thanks for popping in, we'll catch up soon.