Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019
Saturday, 3 September 2022
Friday, 2 September 2022
Last night's Korean style meal at Host Restaurant was delicious. Cauliflower bhajis to die for! 'Best of Doors' helped the ambience.
Today we returned to White Wells after a superb breakfast, on a newly laid path under a leaden sky.
Morning fell runners bounded past us.
Luscious blackberries lined the path, along with tormentil and rock roses, thistles and yarrow, and not forgetting a large expanse of mint.
Soon after reaching the Swastika Stone, pictured above, the sun rejoined us for the rest of the day, and more sun tan cream was duly applied.
A long stroll atop the escarpment brought us to a lovely elevenses stop just before the descent to Addingham.
Thursday, 1 September 2022
I'd had the walk in mind for a while, but I wouldn't have set off without the encouragement from Cary, who has organised everything for the two of us to do the walk. Not bad going, as we only decided to go a week ago. Sadly Sue couldn't join us due to a long standing work commitment.
Leaving home at 7:30 this morning meant that I had to pay for the tram to Manchester Victoria. But having sorted out a Senior Railcard a couple of days ago, the journey to Saltaire, via Leeds, cost less than £12. My last Railcard was a card. Now I have to store it in an 'App' in my 'phone. I'm not a fan of this, but it worked today, and to be fair, in the past I've forgotten the card but remembered my phone!
The train to Leeds was cancelled, but another slower service still managed to get us to Saltaire by 10:40.
After a couple of hours in Salt Mill appreciating the galleries of wonderful Hockney images, we set off on the 12km stroll to Ilkley, taking rather less than four hours to reach the comfort of a well presented twin room at One Tivoli Place.
It was a lovely day for walking, with others enjoying being outdoors near the flesh pots of Saltaire and Ilkley, and deserted dessicated moorland in between.
Very little bird life - just a few Martins on view, with smaller birds no doubt busy in the heather, which is close to assuming a glorious purple colour.
Here's Cary on the moor near Horncliffe Well.
Tuesday, 30 August 2022
After a fair amount of socialising, Run Director Richard (Happy Birthday, Richard) gave the traditional briefing, assisted by the usual melee of barking dogs, before setting everyone off from the wide expanse of the starting field.
Reports, videos, etc on these Community Runs can be found by rummaging around here.
Sunday, 28 August 2022
Times have changed. All 17 of us were requested to sign in and provide our LDWA number and our email addresses. Pictured above, Mike Lee, today's leader, addresses the masses.
(Note that you can click on any image to get a better copy, and access to a slideshow.)
Soon after setting off, some Plodders became Laggards! A (very acceptable) feature of the day.