We always feel a tinge of sadness when we leave the Dales. Many years ago when the children were small we took a two week holiday and stayed an extra week. If someone had said we could have stayed forever I would not have needed asking twice.
These days we know we can return as frequently as we like. I am sure we will be back here for another stay before the end of 2014.
Our drive to Lealholm in the North York Moors takes us towards Harrogate and so we travel much of the route that Le Tour will be taking on 5th and 6th July. There are signs up saying that any vehicles left on the route will be towed away, we speculate if this also applies to the mobile catering vans in the laybys. To be moved off your pitch on what is potentially your busiest day ever would be a bit of a nightmare.
We negotiate narrow lanes and steep hills and after just over three hours we arrive at our new site. A short walk to acquaint ourselves with the locality conveniently takes us past the local, The Board. I have always taken the view that it is rude to pass a pub without greeting the landlord. Once through the door the Black Sheep on offer is too tempting. Fortunately, or unfortunately for the Landlord, I have the unit police with me so I am only allowed one. But I have a taste for it and will be sure to return before the end of the week!
23rd June 2014
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