The first of my four part travel series of blog posts. If you have just stumbled upon this blog, I don’t normally fill my posts with photographs and I don’t normally talk about travel. Regular readers would know, I don’t normally travel. It turns out though, when I do, I have an amazing time.
I have too many photos, so I’ll try and control myself and focus on my favourites.
A typical Manchester street scape. Old and new mixed together. We found the cities of this era looked at lot like Australia.
Charming town of Hebden Bridge
Cromford Mill buildings. I loved the strange proportion of these buildings. The mill itself (only just visible at the back right of the photo) is undergoing restoration.
A photo from Masson (textile) Mill. I love this spool graveyard.
Some pictures need to be in black and white. This is Haddon Hall. Parts of the building date back to the Norman period.
The Crooked Spire at Chesterfield. It was either bent by the devil or the roof timbers warped. You decide.
York Minster in black and white. Badly angled photo to try and hide the scaffolding on the left tower. Beautiful cathedral.
The Shambles in York. A city more charming than shambly.
Some of my favourite things were the unexpected ones. Stunning Ripon Cathedral. She’s bigger than she looks.
Quite a good photo considering we were on the road. View coming into Whitby. We were blessed with the most extraordinary weather in Yorkshire.
The ruins of Whitby Abbey.
Stepping back in time to Grosmont Station. We’re in Heartbeat country. Can’t you just smell the coal?
My little mouse, Stowaway on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.
Stowaway at the spectacular Rievaulx Abbey.
Alnwick Castle. The place Harry Potter learnt to fly his broomstick (in the film at least).
Bamburgh is a village centred around a green. Oh, and it has that castle thing over there.
No castle is complete without a bottle-shaped door designed to take a man on a horse. Unlike a rectangular door of the same height that would… WAIT A MINUTE!
Drive to Honister Pass (in the Lakes District)
Our last evening in the Lakes District and we caught a snippet of sunshine.
Next time Scotland…