A walk in Skipton Woods

It’s a fine morning for a walk if a little muddy underfoot, so we head for Skipton Woods, our path crosses over an old incline railway which connected with the Thanet’s canal. Following a well-worn route past several steep slopes, nearby the recently expelled…

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Such a different night

As dusk fell I watched a heron silently gliding to a small stream, a somewhat ghostly image almost prehistoric. Its almost a clear  cloud free sky, with stars shining through the dark silhouettes of the trees on my route. The cold clear air…

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Fahrenheit 32

Tonight my late night walk with Robbie has reminded me that the Craven Dales are sometimes at their best when the wind is in the east and the cold bites at you. This is a night when silence and solitude…

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Language of Humanity

Myself I enjoy studying how over the last three millennia, differing races have attempted to convey the spoken language. Whether from one of the many formats seen, from carving symbols on wood or in stone, or the many fine illustrations…

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Lord of the Rings

As the floods retreat from the Aire valley, it appears to me that traces of an earlier world known to hunter gathers surface. For small areas of marshland and waist deep blogs mingle with the sombre lichen covered trees, many…

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Matcha Tea Latte

Tried a new beverage today; Matcha tea latte with almond milk and honey. Tested at a local café, called ‘Filmore and Union’. This warm drink left me feeling like I had been transported to a yurt in Mongolia! it was…

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Boxing Day Floods

Silence reigns: as people take in the effects of such a prolonged period of rain, but there is a bonus, as cars are left parked. For the moment some within the local population enjoy walking. Many pass by my house…

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Water World

The heavens have opened, and the water levels climb higher until the Aire valley resembles a vast water world. All too soon members of my family need to be ferried home before the local roads become impassable.

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