Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Please can I have some sun

Haven't done much today, except get ready for tomorrow. No point in just dreaming about going away is there, let's get on and do it! I'm off to North Yorkshire in the morning, booked myself into Grinton Lodge Youth Hostel near Richmond, for two nights. It's only £14 per night, a bargain, I am taking my own food so it will be a very frugal holiday. I am planning on walking miles and miles. The hostel is an old shooting lodge, it looks a very interesting old building with lots of history.

I bought an ordnance survey map of the area this morning, and I have a couple of books out of the library which have interesting routes to follow. I like to read up on a place first to get the feel of it. Years ago I used to deliver cement in the area and always thought I would like to go back and explore it. Now I can, yipeeee :-)

So, I am meeting my sister and her husband for lunch at Bedale tomorrow, they are up there in their caravan, then I shall have a look round Leyburn before I check in at the hostel. I used to deliver to the concrete making plant at the bottom of the quarry at Leyburn, getting quite excited about going back there.

I'll catch up with you on Friday, hopefully with some good photo's, that's if the weather isn't too dull. Let's hope for some sun.

11 comments:

  1. have a great time and bring us back some pictures - rain or shine - I'm sure you'll love it!

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  2. You might get a bit of snow instead of sun but I don't think it will last long- Thursday should be better. The trick is to walk on the old snow, its very hard and very easy to walk on just now and there's some fairly big patches of it.

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  3. Pack your thermals, it's snowing here in West Yorkshire. Have fun.
    Twiggy x
    PS I love Leyburn, very nice pubs :)

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  4. how exciting to just set off! have a wonderful trip.

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  5. I envy you. Wish I could dedicate some time for outings like that. Unfortunately I will have another 20 years to wait till retirement.
    Enjoy yourself!

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  6. Have a good trip, looking forward to the photos. It is nice here at the moment and I got sunburnt justing planting some more lettuce and celery and dumping recycling in the bins, methinks it's summer at last.

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  7. Have fun, looking forward to hearing all about it (and to the photos!!). Hope that doesn't make me sound too nosey!lol!

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  8. Have a good one ilona,iam thinking about using youth hostels this year, i will have to check out the pros and cons,anyway hope you have some good walking.

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  9. It is snowing here in Leeds at the moment so I do hope that it is better where you are. Have an enjoyable break.

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  10. Enjoy your holiday Ilona, looking forward to hearing all about it.

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  11. Hope you've had a great time and the weather held out for some decent walks. Very much looking forwards to seeing the pics, you always seem to get some inspiring views!

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