We had a cheeky night away at the weekend, great day but pretty lousy night for me as unable to sleep lying down properly, the weekend was promptly followed by a trip to the doctors and I'm now waiting for an appointment with a muscular skeletal consultant !
Anyway, back to the weekend.
This time we travelled up into North Yorkshire to give the van a run out to recharge the batteries. We stayed on a site just outside Knaresborough so we had electric hook up for the heating (very small fan heater, works so much better than the vans heating system)
After arriving at midday we just had time for a quick cuppa before catching the bus into knaresborough. A cold day but not too bad so we had a wander around to see what grabbed our attention.
The obvious one was the painted windows. Many of the older buildings have bricked in windows, I assume this is a result of the window tax many years ago. Several of theses window spaces have been embellished with paintings.
Interesting that they use the term heckle where we would these days talk about using a hackle for combing or blending wool.
The views were pretty good as well, the weir and site of another flax mill
A hint of the past was glimpsed through the trees
Old Mother Shipton was waiting for us when we got back into town.
This is one of those amazing sculptures that you can spend ages looking at then suddenly see something new !!
After coffee we headed back to the van for the evening and I actually got some knitting done !