In the interest of catching up on my blog (which I have fallen woefully behind on) I'm going to let the pictures tell the story of my day in the Yorkshire Dales. My friend and fellow Fulbrighter, Tessa, lives between the Lakes District and the Dales, so on Saturday Susan and I joined Tessa for a trip to the Lakes and on Sunday we toured through the Dales. I hope you enjoy the views, I know I did!
|Trail to Hardraw Force|
|Tessa on the Trail|
|Tessa and Susan at the Falls|
|Sheep along the Trail to the Falls|
|Red Letterbox Bricked into the Wall|
|Falls with Beautiful Church in the Background|
|Lovely Woodland Covered in Wood Anemone|
|Susan and Me have a Time Out on the Bench|
|Susan, Me and Tessa at Aysgarth Falls|
|Where Kevin Costner had his Big Sword Fight in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves|
|James Herriot Country!|
|I don't remember the significance of this rock, but it was there....|
|...so I climbed it.|
|Despite the wind, Susan Made it to the Top, Too!|
|On the Windswept Heath|
Over hill, over dale,
Through bush, through briar,
Over park, over pale,
Through blood, through fire,
I do wander everywhere,
Swifter than the moone’s sphere;
And I serve the fairy queen,
To dew her orbs upon the green.
The cowslips tall her pensioners be:
In their gold coats spots you see;
Those be rubies, fairy favours,
In those freckles live their savours:
I must go seek some dewdrops here,
And hang a pearl in every cowslip’s ear.
Farewell, thou lob of spirits; I’ll be gone:
Our queen and all her elves come here anon.
-William Shakespeare, Midsummer's Night Dream