Friend W and I went over to Kirby Lonsdale on the edge of the Lake District today to meet our friends for lunch in the Italian Restaurant there. It is our first visit this year as we never venture over the high Pennines in Winter.
The weather was lovely as was the countryside. The horse chestnut trees, their 'candles' just coming into flower, were at their most majestic.
Just to make the journey extra special, here are two modes of transport we saw on our journey.
The first is a train going over the Ribblehead Viaduct - we pass it so many times on this journey but this is the first time we have actually seen a train on it, albeit a rather boring example. The next is this lovely 1915 car, driven along at a stately pace by a gentleman giving smart hand signals. He looked to be really enjoying the drive.
These outings were usually the ones where the farmer went and had his lunch at the Auction Mart - but this will not happen again.