Whit Week

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Horseshoe Vetch

For our Whit week half-term break we were joined by our old friends from Herefordshire and also by Jay-D, who was without her girls. The kids are all growing up and I’m afraid we might have to get used to holidays without them.

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Ramsons

We didn’t stray too far on this holiday – lots of local walks; lots chats and cups of tea before, during and after said walks. So with good friends to walk with, I took photos of….flowers…

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Orchids and Buttercups on The Lots
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Jay-D and TBF on The Lots.

Oh, and when we stopped for a brew near Jenny Brown’s Point, I took a photo, not of the assembled crew, but of my stove…

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A stove!

…a much appreciated hand-me-down from Andy.

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Morecambe Bay and Grange from Jack Scout.

When we stopped for ice-creams at Gibraltar Farm (they make their own), did I take a photo of

(a) Family and friends enjoying their ice-creams?

(b) Caravans?

Judge for yourselves…

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Gibraltar Farm campsite.

TBH has been warning me about my misanthropy for years. Faulty wiring upstairs I expect.

Later, when we repaired to ‘the dip’ for snacks and a mild bit of boozing, I did manage to get some people in shot as well as the fire…

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A beach bonfire.
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The empties cans were upcycled as targets in a game of stone-throwing which I enjoyed immensely. Simple pleasures, always the best.

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Last of the light.
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The schilla slope on Arnside Knott.

We had a wander around to Arnside.

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Herb Paris in Redhill Woods.

I missed the return over the Knott. B was completing a DofE expedition and needed picking up from the Park Quarry car park on Hutton Roof. With hindsight, I set off far too early.

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Forest of Bowland from Hutton Roof

Early enough to have time for an ascent of Hutton Roof crags. The views were very hazy, but it was a fine walk none-the-less.

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Early Purple Orchids on Hutton Roof.
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TBF sashaying around on a scooter.

A fair bit of the holiday was actually spent lazing about at home, in the kitchen or the garden. Playing Kubb and Basketball. And messing about with B’s scooter, which TBF particularly took to.

Many things have been deferred, postponed, put-on-hold or just plain cancelled this year, so this week, simple though it was, came as a great relief. Thank goodness for old friends – even if they won’t pose for photos!

Andy’s posts about his visit, with more photos of people but less flowers, are here and here.

Whit Week

4 thoughts on “Whit Week

  1. A memorable weekend at a slow pace and plenty of laughs. I’ll remember the evening on the beach for a long time. Can’t believe you let the post through without mention of the Irish basketball legend.
    And why did you take a photo of your stove? Hard pressed to decide whether that one or the one of the caravans was more odd 😂

    1. beatingthebounds says:

      Kobe O’Bryant – I didn’t have any photos of anyone wearing the hat, so it might not have made much sense. I probably took a picture of a table leg instead. Who knows why. I took several photos of the stove, I often do. I must be very fond of it!

      1. I have a great picture of TBF wearing that hat which I’m threatening to put up on the wall!
        I’m extremely fond of my Jetboil but not to the extent of taking photos of it. Perhaps it was the infuser you were in love with. Very Middle Class! 🤣

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