Yorkshire Summer 2010

13th August 2010
On a recent trip to Yorkshire, a little friend of mine from DuckMyLife called Dave, paid me and the family a little visit. He was ever so excited about coming, and when it came to sending him on his travels - he really didnt want to go :(

Dave the Duck Dave the Duck

We had fun visiting the famous Cow and Calf Rocks, which sit on one side of a valley, surrounded by Ilkley Moor. Was ever so high up for such a small duck to climb and explore, was a little worried he might blow away. A lot of the time he liked to sit on a shoulder, and watch the world go by. Whilst on the subject of Ilkley, he enjoyed visiting the annual Ilkley Festival Market, where he sampled some very interesting food, which included Kangaroo burgers and a Yorkshire Fat Rascal. He even tried looking for a job in the world famous Bettys Tea Rooms.

Cow and Calf Rocks on Ilkley Moor Cow and Calf Rocks on Ilkley Moor Cow and Calf Rocks on Ilkley Moor Dave the Duck @ Ilkley Market Dave the Duck @ Ilkley Market

A trip to the Wensleydale Cheese Factory in Hawes was in order for Saturday. On the way there we visited the Kilnsey Park Fish Farm where Dave the Duck got a little frightened when he saw this sign. Unfortunalty, when we got to the Cheese Factory, Dave didnt like the smell and voted to stay in the car.

Kilnsey Park Fish Farm Kilnsey Park Fish Farm

On the way back, a stop along the beautiful Langstrothdale took our fancy, and then further on, stopped at the Ribblehead Viaduct to see if we could see any trains go along it (which we didnt), but the views from both places were amazing, and definatly worth the stop.

Langstrothdale Langstrothdale Langstrothdale Langstrothdale Langstrothdale Ribblehead Viaduct

Sunday was a motorsport day, visiting the Harewood Speed Hillclimb. A very enjoyable day was had by all, including Dave who got to sit in some of the cars. He loved looking at the Ariel Atom, and the Cadbury coloured car.

Harewood Speed Hillclimb Harewood Speed Hillclimb Harewood Speed Hillclimb Harewood Speed Hillclimb Harewood Speed Hillclimb

Unfortunatly, Dave wasnt able to come to Temple Newsam and Golden Acre Park on the Monday, as he had to catch a flight to Denmark with another friend. What a busy duck he is.

Temple Newsam Temple Newsam Golden Acre Park Temple Newsam Temple Newsam


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Dave in Yorkshire on DuckMyLife

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