Yesterday we returned from a week away in the North York Moors national park. We were most fortunate in the weather and had an interesting time exploring moors and dales, and a couple of places I had been looking forward to seeing.
Unfortunately, on Thursday I came down with a vile cold, and am typing this through a painful fug, while feeling thoroughly miserable and sorry for myself as I cough and splutter. You would very definitely not enjoy being here with me!
Apart from the landscape, there were two visits in particular to which I was looking forward. The first of those was to Riveaulx Abbey. The abbey ruins lie in a delightful setting, and were not over run by visitors. There was also the additional bonus this year of the newly opened museum.
There are many bits of building to explore,
and lots of fascinating details to examine.
And at the end of it all I enjoyed just sitting on a bench listening to the songs of a couple of meadow pipits.