Just in time

photoWe made a short detour at Fell Beck House because the footpath wasn’t clearly marked. Incidentaly there are several peacocks in this area. They call to each other with loud screeches unfamiliar in this part of the world.
We arrived at the Half Moon in Fell Beck a couple of minutes after two. They had officially stopped serving food but came up with a plate full of beef sandwiches and we ate them outside.
The Half Moon has several holiday rooms around a small yard – you might call them chalets. The barman told us that two of them are let permanently to people who came short term and have never moved out.
After a good pint of Black Sheep we set off for Brimham Rocks, visible on the skyline from here.

End of the day

End of the day

Originally uploaded by Dawnriser

The heavens opened as I arrived on Hawes so I turned up at my B&B
looking like a drowned rat.
I put the bike into the basement, had a shower and walked into the
town for a meal.
The people in this pub, The White Hart,  were really friendly so after my meal I stayed
for another pint.
Now I’m turning in for bed and looking forward to tomorrow.
Thanks for all the messages of encouragement – really apprecited.
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The hill called Crayke

CraykeI didn’t have to cycle all the way up here, the road to Easingwold leaves Crayke early in the climb, but as I’m going to be tackling lots of hills in the Yorkshire Dales next month, I kept going to the top of the village.

Crayke is a sinister looking village when seen from the floor of the Vale of York. It rises like a fortress from the flat lands around, and the outline of a large stone built house and the church on the skyline reinforce the image.

Inside it’s charming and the pub, The Durham Ox, has a deserved reputation for good food. But the road is steep and a small shower of rain welcomed me as I sweated and ached. Just a couple of miles to Easingwold from here – mostly downhill.

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