I live in a camper van with a West Highland Terrier for company.
My passion is creating images but it is a work in progress.
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Sunday 24 January 2010

CAN'T SEE OWT (23/01/10)

Arrived here late Friday afternoon. The Yorkshire Dales are a popular and beautiful area of the country. Not that any of it was visible on the way as the journey was completed in thick mist.


Up with the Lark this morning, after a quick breakfast wrapped up against the cold and went for an exploratory wander. We had a good walk but apart from a couple of brief interludes didn't see much as visibility was down to fifty yards.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA    The mist came down.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA    The mist lifted, the van is bottom right just above the signature. The hill in the background is Whernside.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA     This is the limestone pavement. The rock was scoured by glaciers during the ice age then rain has slowly dissolved the stone forming these clefts. The gaps in the pavement are home to thousands of rare plants, well maybe not thousands or they wouldn't be rare.... Not much evidence of them at this time of year.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Did find this Hart's-Tongue Fern.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA           Boulders left lying about by the ice as it retreated.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Occasionally balanced quite artistically.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA      Mist drifting up the valley.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA      Ingleborough. Seven hundred and a few metres high was our intended destination. Two factors persuaded me that discretion should dictate a retreat. There were few other people on the fell and the area is littered with pot holes and shake holes. I didn't fancy falling into either.

This is a grand place, I will stop a while and hope for an improvement in the weather.


  1. Loved that title. (Love Yorkshire, since a stay there back in my teens.) You got some nice pictures there in spite of (and even because of) the mist.

  2. It doesn't seem to matter what the weather you are getting some great shots as always.

  3. Thanks both, only just back on line. I now have to search my recovery discs for all the files and programmes----Happy days!!