Embsay reservoir is a nice spot for some dog walking. Today we set out in a thick blanket of fog and within five minutes it started to clear.
Well I think Tilley liked this beach. The name, Uig, derives from the Norse word Vik meaning ‘a bay’. So we were walking in Bay Bay then.
If you should find yourself lost on Isle of Lewis or want to. You can’t do wrong with staying at Corncrake Holiday Cottage. We spend a brilliant week there few months back. Beach, walks, chill, views and nearly totally of the beaten track and stunning sunsets.
I just found this in my photos, totally forgot about it. It was taken back in Feb. as we drove home over the moors. Stunning and colourful sunset of Pendle Hill.
Farsebook is funny and great now and again. Today it showed me this photo I took when we rode north back in Aug. 2010 as a warm up for our New Zealand tour later on in the year. Photo was taken as we were cleaning up after a well earned cup of tea.
Brilliant sun set and moon rise, a few months back, over Uig Bay on Isle of Lewis.
I love water, I’m a “vand hund”*, it has to be real water as in the ocean, river or a lake. Just can’t get the same feeling in a swimming pool. As I grew up and we went to the beach in the summer, my mum had to hold me back so that she could apply my sun cream, as I would be straight in the drink.
I was always jealous of other dog owners who had a dog that they could play with in the sea. None of mine wanted to go, even if you threw in their favourite toy. Just stayed on the shore, barely got their paws wet. Only time we could get a mutt in the drink was if we all went in, and then they reluctantly waded in with us. But as soon as one of us looked like we were heading out of the water, they were right back on to our bath towels.
Enter Tilley, a proper “vand hund”* (what we in Denmark call anyone who loves to play/swim). Most of the time we don’t have to say “go swim” before she is in. For some reason when it is salt water, she loves to put her nose – well, whole head – right in and breathe out. Fresh water she just swims in it or drinks it.
Ha! A friend did a little thing to this …
Here you were thinking that you had seen it all, well no a few more to come. This is Pendle Hill just poking out above the fog (to the left) which hides Skipton below.
Now a history lesson and a break from the fog. Though I do not know what it teaches you, other than these holes in this stone is about 5000 years old. Is it a game, tool or ?
At the bottom of Embsay Crag, rather foggy ain’t it?
I know, I know, but it looks great and I could not figure out which one was the best, so therefore two 🙂
Where we live the fog like to linger around. Just outside the valley it will be blue skies and warm, whereas we will be putting on the extra layers.
We went up to Stickle Tarn a few months ago and sadly didn’t have it in us to “put a man on the summit” as we call it. Well, we had to spare Tilley and me, there is only so much we can do atm. So while we were having a picnic we saw this fella do it for us. Even with the clouds, I’m sure his view from up there was worth it.
The Craven Arms in Appletreewick are so kind to have a place to rest your weary feet after a long walk on the Dales way. Oh and good ales too 🙂
Another of this wonderful little pony.
Today it was a mad day for weather and skies.
While out walking Tilley, it rained heavily, the clouds were shining orange and we had a massive double rainbow. I couldn’t get the phone out without soaking it or myself and hold still enough long enough, when I had a dog that soo needed to talk to the ducks on the canal. So you gotta believe me here 🙂
Seconds later the clouds cleared and blue skies appeared and a very fiery sunset was on display. Every second it changed as the sun sat and the clouds moved about. I was lucky to snap this one, since there was a post I could lean against and Tilley had no birds or other distractions that she had to look at.
Taken from Burnsall, just a nice sunny spot on the Yorkshire Dales.
Heather I need your help, what is that pink thing? 🙂
Not much to say about this – Can’t see the trees for the wood – which is true, looking into a forest you can’t see anything but tree. Layer upon layer of trees, until bird or other animal moves and you can see deeper into the woodland.
This morning the mist was very thick and took some time to clear. great fun to see everything in a ghostly haze.
This is one of the many reason why I love cycling, it brings out the nutters 🙂 This fella must be cooking in this costume, but the smiles and cheers he got, surly made it worth it all.
This year the summer has been a bit slow to start. So it nice was when the weather turned for a change and you could get out for a wail without taking an extra layer.
Le peloton in Tour de Yorkshire with sun, cycling and happy people. Yorkshire truly showed how it is done, up 2.5 million on the roads cheering on the cyclist.
The tour is coming to Yorkshire!
Walking in the local park we could see the grass covered in sea of spider web, for once it wasn’t head height. Yes the little “dots” are baby spiders. Clicky here to see more photos of the park and dog covered in spider webs.
A local back street, not hard to see how it looked way back when.
We picked this little 7 month old girl up from the Dogs Trust today. She is called Tilley and is a Border Collie cross with something. She is going to keep us entertained for many years to come and you my dear reader as there will be plenty of photos coming of her 🙂
If you want to read more about her life here and see many more photos – go fetch here – http://woofy.woollypigs.com
We had a wonderful walk up Boulsworth Hill today, not many people around. Still deep snow around and somewhat muddy where it wasn’t frozen.
Second day of spring we went out for a little walk in nearly a foot of snow in places, with drift up to 6 feet.
Walking dogs in the snow is well fun, this little nutter loved it when we threw snow at it.
Caterpillar is the name of our new tent, since it does look like it. Being 5.5 metres long, four poles and green. And also because of what we found early one morning crawling over it 🙂
This year for some reason we haven’t been camping as much as we wanted, hope that changes in the new year. I miss setting up a tent, setting up a base camp and then getting up in the AM staking it all down again so that you can search for a new post to call your home for a night.
Is the London eye suffering from a bit off “red eye”? I didn’t have time to get close to the Eye the other day, but thanks to my Tamron lens (18-270mm) I could get “close” enough to get a snap. I think it worked pretty well. Found out later that the Eye have been red for Aids day and other good causes, I wonder which one it is atm.
London is getting closer to the sky, I think there is three building being built right now, that will become bigger than this one. The best part is that instead of just being a square block of concrete. They are new and funky shapes, like the Swiss Re aka the Gherkin, I’m looking forward to see the future of the skyline of London.
Rain drops keep falling on … I’ll stop now cause I’m sure you don’t like my singing.
The river Thames at low tide is rather amazing, one minute it is full the every next it looks like it is running out of water.
Post man Pat have been busy with his paint brush, though he haven’t used the same tone of Postbox red over the years.
We had a little trip to the Adventure Island in Southend on Sea, last day of season. Only problem most of the seats are way to small for this hero, being 41 and then some and 15 stones shouldn’t be a barrier for fun. I vote for more free rides and bigger seats.
As part of the little pootle along the river in London, you will come past one of the “side” arms. Where the old wharfs are, now turned into swanky housing. This one is also famous for being where Bond, James Bond took his speed boat up. Funny to know this in London because this comes to a dead end, where in the movie he continue his chase further along somewhere else in London.
If you know me or have meet me ever, even for a short while. I’m sure that you have heard my rant about the Tube aka the underground public transport in London. I had to endure it the other day, lucky I only have to use this horrid thing once every three to four months. How can people do this every day, TWICE or even more ….. oh here I go starting my rant, I’ll get off my soap box.
Pretty much across town from me, but easy to spot no matter where you are in London.
In central London there is what is called the square mile. Bollards and the like are marked with this mark. Rather nicer than the old black/grey one elsewhere in London.
Cycling in London is great and easy. A ride I have done a few times is along the Thames Path. The path, with its many small nooks and crannies, zigzagging through the old Docks of East London, allows you to see many fantastic things. Even when you’ve done the route a few times you will always find something new.
The other day we were out for a walk. At one point we were spied on by this furry friend.
Also “fondly” known as Chutney.
Yes they do look beautiful, wonderful colours and are just begging to be kicked about. Though do be careful: if they are wet they are as good as an ice rink. After a fall a few years ago where these little blighter took the front wheel away and I came down hard, wet leafs are now known as Chutney. Because of the mango coloured bicycle I was on was called that and the mess I have hit looked a bit like some too.
This photo was just screaming to be taken and is one of these photos that pretty much everyone have of this season. The grass, sunshine, fallen leafs and the walking couple. I had set out to take something different and not this typical photo, but I still managed to take this.
This is “intelligent design” no matter how you look at it, it is very intelligent*, amazing and a wee bit freaky the way nature has evolved over the years. Long live Darwin!
*) because there has to be some trial and error with a learning process behind it all, it is the one that fit that survives.
Was at friends birthday the other day and there was a bicycle and a roller. So we set up a home made Rollapaluza. Great fun but very knackering, phew.
Great British pastime: go to the seaside or park and sit in a deck chair. These deck chairs at Lynton, North Devon, were empty, even though hiring one was a bargain at £1 for the whole day.