Walk in “Skip”ton

Just back from a walk in the place I call home – The Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales – Skipton. As you can see I took some great snaps of the wonderful sights Middletown Recreation Ground, Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Skipton Castle Woods etc. As you can see in the following photographs Skipton is full of fauna, flora and utterly stunning views.

UPDATE: see below the images.

Network Rail: Thank you for your recent contact reporting litter near Bridge SKS1-9 and SKS 1-7 at Skipton.

Litter and fly tipping and the irresponsible disposal of domestic refuse and litter on and around the railway is an ongoing and expensive problem within the rail industry. This highly anti-social behaviour not only blights the railway environment but, the rubbish dumped can be used by vandals to obstruct or cause damage to passing trains.

Network Rail complies with current legislation relating to the removal of litter from the railway and takes all practicable measures, within its resources, to keep it’s infrastructure as litter-free as possible, and on embankment areas, litter is cleared as part of a structured maintenance programme. Priority will always be given to those areas with potential to affect the safety of the operational railway.

Removal of the litter on the embankment mentioned above will be included in our maintenance programme and the work carried out within existing timescales. We cannot give you a firm date when this will happen, but are looking to plan this provisionally for September/October funding and resource permitting.

Craven Council: First response was in the line of “that this is not on our land and responsibility”. Though some litter is clearly on their land are …

Yorkshire Cycle-cross Skipton 2015

If you like an hour of pain do partake in a Cycle Cross race. Or do as I did have a short walk around a nice park/golf course while looking at people in pain. I have come to the conclusion that Cycle Cross have been invented by the cycle manufacturers in an attempt to make more money. When you are a max heart rate, thinking that you are about to die, and your chain jumps off. You will not check your bike over as you will at home in the garage. From the amount of chain vs cassettes interferences I heard today, I know the LBS will be busy tomorrow.

Dry Cleaning

dry cleaning

Now the question is, was the dry cleaning picked up before the owner of the note dropped it. Will the dry cleaner find the trousers when the owner of the note comes in and collect the dry cleaning without the note. Was the dry cleaning dry, since the note wasn’t. And was the dry cleaning clean, since the note wasn’t.

“Still confused? Then stay tuned as these questions – and many others – will be answered in the next episode of… Skiptonia”

Doctor’s appointment

Doctor's appointment

I hope they didn’t drop it before the appointment, looks like it been planned for while. Did they get the right ointment or did they get the all clear.

This photo was taken as a tribute to Eric’s wonderful street photography – More short stories from the village we call London…

“Still confused? Then stay tuned as these questions – and many others – will be answered in the next episode of… Skiptonia”

Sheep day 2015

sheep day douglas

Just a few from Sheep Day 2015, honestly I would have expected more sheep. But there was food, baked goods, bouncy castle, Morris dancers, knitting and the sun was out.

sheep day knitter

sheep day yarndale spinners

Tour de Yorkshire, Stage 3.

Splendid day out for a bit of cyclist spotting. Thank you for getting a tour to Yorkshire, who ever was involved, and I take it from the turn out that there will be one next year. Pretty please :)

Tilley liked the attention from the other spectators and wasn’t bothered by it all when the helicopters, police and cyclist zoomed past. Ruby, our foster dog – anyone wants to give him a home? – was just chilled as a cucumber, just laid in the sun and relaxed.

Here are a few from our day at the top of the hill just outside Silsden. Sun, split up peloton, leaders, great police/marshalling, sticky bottle, smiles from the riders, broom wagon etc.

As we drove back we saw bbq’s, bunting, deck chairs and happy people – a grand day out for sure.

Tour de Yorkshire 2014

Yesterday we celebrated seven years together, while watching Tour de France in Skipton, nice little follow up because seven years ago we also watched Tour de France in London. What a buzz, great weekend, sun, friends, cake, cyclist, big screen, Cav crash, happy people. Now where shall we celebrate 14 years ago, I think somewhere along the tour route for sure :)