Good day peeps, apart from the divine supper I shared with you I have been quiet for a few days ( which of course is unusual for me!!), have been busy trying to earn a living but also have been walking these “dark satanic hills”. Impressively, did an eight mile walk recently, saw some lovely primroses and a heron, also a swallow!!!!, one swallow does not a summer make, I hear you say, you are right of course. Especially as the weather here in the Dales turned very cold!! brrrrr!!
Well never mind the cold, how lucky were we that the Tour de Yorkshire actually came through our small village.
It was freezing cold……..hail, snow, wind and the occasional ray of sunlight, all this did not stop the stalwart people of the Yorkshire village getting out there and supporting the Tour!!! Now I have ridden in some cycle races (yes, it’s true!) so I know how the crowd can really make your legs go that much faster…….well me for one, not wanting to let down the fans!!!!, so it was inspiring to hear the good people of the village cheering like mad as the those bicycles came flying past, the blink of an eye and they were through but was it worth it??? Of course it was! The camaraderie of the church, which had their doors open and refreshments on sale as well as an Art show, the flags flying, the cycles in yellow, the local pub supplying even more refreshments!!, all the good folk talking and chatting, coming together to support our “Tour”, even if no one was sure of which team was winning (team Sky!). it was amazing to see, colourful, exciting, our very own cycle race. the Tour de Yorkshire.
Once they were through the village, after the build up and all the expectation of seeing these heroes, it was a quick sprint…..well more a rapid walk,…. home, to see the finish on television in the renowned market town of Settle.
It was absolutely lovely to see our stunning country side on television, our stark stone walls, lambs and sheep in green, green fields, the moors in the back ground, the dark and brooding trees not quite in leaf yet, what an amazing backdrop to this spectacle of mankind pushing themselves in pursuit of glory.
A brilliant start to a bank holiday weekend!!!, forget the cold, (if I could I would, I,m a fair weather person really), what more could we want…….some warm sunshine maybe……..well more of that later. The weather has been too bad for much walking except for today, will bring that story to you later and some more photos of the lovely countryside, the pics of the cyclists are from “Tour de Yorkshire”album, except the one in our village and the primrose!!, my own pics were just not good enough, not a good photographer of moving objects!!
Hope you enjoyed the pics as much as I enjoyed the “Tour”
So long for now,