Friend W and I to Kirby Lonsdale today through the most beautiful countryside in the UK on the most beautiful day of the year. Everywhere looked wonderful and we agreed that we were very lucky to live up here in such a beautiful place. As we passed the hill of Addlebrough in Wensleydale we were chatting about the fact that there was once an Iceni tribe living on the summit. How much or how little will the surrounding countryside have changed? Of course the field systems would not have been there, and there would no doubt have been far more woodland but the view would no doubt have been just as stupendous.
Meeting our friends P and D we walked to our favourite Italian restaurant for our favourite lunches. We have been going for so long now that we know exactly what we want before we read the menu. Their Caesar salad is excellent, as are all their pasta dishes.
Ingleborough looked magnificent in the clear sky. It is not often we see it in all its glory; so often the top is obscured by cloud.
We arrived home at around four o'clock having had a lovely day out and feeling we didn't need any more to eat until tomorrow.