Rievaulx Abbey. Though we did not go in we managed to get into the new visitor centre and I photographed the tiles, different shapes, different styles. Love the landscape round this deep valley. How many poor ponies and horses slogged down the steep lane bringing goods.
Saturday we went to Hutton-le-Hole for lunch, and Sunday it was The Vine at Helmsley Walled Garden. Poor Lucy was so stiff this morning from all the walking, and then final indignity being clipped and washed at 5.0 clock, that she could not jump onto the settee.
My old neighbour J spent hours talking about the old times and my daughter Karen was happy to see her. My daughter bought me a present (it looked like she was getting off the train with a rubbish bag. But it contained a Jacob's fleece, which I shall have too wash, card and spin.
Trains are working fairly well, though J missed one connection because the first train was late. She then got onto the wrong train at Leeds (late train arriving, not going to Scarborough but to Middlesborough. Anyway, if it ever happens to us, get off at Thirsk, take the train to York and try once more......
We are going back to The Vinery soon it is such a pretty place to eat, and the food has lots of vegetables and herbs.