Friday, 27 March 2015
A Kirby Lonsdale Day again.
Every so often friend W and I go over the Yorkshire Dales, through the Trough of Bowland and into the little town of Kirby Lonsdale to meet our friends P and D for lunch in Avanti, the Italian Restaurant there.
Because whichever way we go means going over the watershed of the Pennines, we never go over the Winter months, when the weather on the top can be altogether different from here. So today was our first time this year. The weather was beautiful.
Ingleborough, one of The Three Peaks, was snow topped and stood out brightly - usually it is cloud-covered but today there was a lovely view of it.
The Ribblehead viaduct on the Settle to Carlisle railway showed up marvellously - pity there was no steam train crossing as we passed.
Arriving in K L we made our way to Avanti where we had a delicious lunch - you will see a photograph of my choice - chicken, saute potatoes and green beans in a parmesan sauce and then, as always (after strolling through the town with our friends) we came home by a different route, through the little town of Sedbergh. Approaching Sedbergh were the Howgill Fells, standing out in the sunlight.
We never tire of the journey - today the fields were full of very young lambs gambolling up and down, the sun shone, there was very little traffic and a good time was had by all. Enjoy my photographs, all taken from a moving vehicle, so they may well be a little out of focus.