Friday, 11 October 2019

A Lovely Day Out

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.

13 comments:

angryparsnip said...

A very day out with friends and Tess. What's not to love indeed.
parsnip

Derek Faulkner said...

You've painted a lovely picture of a day out in the Dales Pat. We could do with some of that rain down here. Heavy burst of rain were forecast all day but all we got was gales and some drizzle.

JayCee said...

That sounds like the perfect day. Good friends, beautiful scenery and food!

justjill said...

Lovely day for you, Tess and friends.

Heather said...

A lovely day out indeed. Tess must have enjoyed it as much as you did, and I can almost see that wonderful scenery in my mind. The weather here has been rather dismal, but I did manage to get to and from the shops before the rain set in.

Sue said...

A very wet and blustery day in Lincolnshire.

At Home In New Zealand said...

Sounds like a most enjoyable day out. We all need those occasionally.

Joanne Noragon said...

It sounds a fine day.

Sue in Suffolk said...

Sounds like a lovely trip out - and avoiding floods a bonus!

Librarian said...

Wonderful, and you described it so well I could picture it all in my mind.

Christine Hancock said...

Sounds like a lovely day out and like you I never tire of the views on our homeward journey

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

A video of at least one of your out and abouts would be lovely. Maybe a camera on Tess as well :)

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks everyone. I did have my camera in my bag but never got it out - too busy looking at the scenery.