Never have the Yorkshire Dales looked more beautiful than they did today as we drove through them to meet our friends in Kirby Lonsdale in Cumbria. The sun was shining in an Autumnal way, there was a light breeze, the roads were almost clear and the scenery was spectacular.
Lunch in Avanti in Kirby was, as usual, brilliant. Various pasta dishes and chicken dishes in our group of four, followed by a sweet enjoyed by three of us which was so easy I shall certainly try it at home - two or three scoops of Jersey Ice cream and at the last minute a shot of espresso coffee poured over them. Friend W opted for Eton mess instead and said that was equally delicious.
On the way home we called at Country Harvest, a shop on the outskirts of Ingleton and bought quite a lot of food from their butchery - pork and apple pinwheels, pork tenderloin kebabs, Fellsman pies (those are for lunch tomorrow so will tell you how they were later) and friend W bought a delicious-looking sourdough loaf.
I took a selection of photographs as we drove over the tops and then as we came home through Wensleydale, so here they are for you to enjoy.
The village with the large village green is Bainbridge in Wensleydale. The hold up of cars at Aysgarth falls is for a herd of cows going home to be milked - and finally we see them going into their field - nearly home.