To Kirby Lonsdale today with friend W to meet our friends P and D in Avanti, the super Italian restaurant which takes dogs too, so happily Tess can come with us - lots of lovely new smells and experiences for her.
The weather was changeable but the heavy overnight rain seemed to have totally cleansed the air so that there was a clarity and brightness which made the hills so very beautiful. The river (Ure) was in flood and many of the fields were flooded so we went the 'top way' missing the flooded roads and able to look down on the scene from the safety of the high up road.
Going over the tops, past the Three Peaks which were hidden in angry cloud, and then down into the valley of the River Lune and along to the little town for lunch - altogether different scenery but equally beautiful. As usual we came back round by Sedbergh - an altogether different road but equally beautiful. This time, as we neared Hawes, the water had been over the road. Luckily, by the time we arrived it had receded and only the fields were flooded. It was altogether a very enjoyable day - as it always is. Meeting
P and D and getting up to date with all their news - good lunch - lovely journey - what's not to enjoy.