Well we had no idea what we wanted to do today, and since Cameron turned off the alarm and went back to sleep without waking me up, we didn’t leave the caravan until about 12. We decided to go for a drive around the dales, and pretty much spent all afternoon driving round, Grassington, Kettlewell, Leyburn, Kirkby Stephen, Hawes, everywhere. We drove past a lot of sheep, took way too many photos, and realised that sheep do not like the sound of a camera shutter. Unfortunately the holiday is almost over now, lots of cleaning and tidying up tomorrow and cooking a meal for Julie and David.
Bolton Abbey was our destination for today, only £7 to get in (per car, not each), and only 20 minutes from the caravan. When we set off, the weather was cloudy and a little bit cold, but after about 20 minutes of walking down to the priory ruins, the sun was back and shining brighter than ever – I think I may have got a little sunburned today. We walked just over 4km, with a picnic about halfway along, and then went for a little drive through the dales up to Aysgarth Falls. I’d been there before when we went on holiday with my Grandma and Grandad, but that was over 10 years ago, and Cameron had never been. It was great; the sound was so peaceful, and there were two spaniels playing in the water and absolutely loving it, although they were more interested in picking up stones than playing fetch with the sticks.
Today was the first proper day of our holiday to Cameron’s Aunt and Uncle’s caravan in Skipton. We decided that we’d take a drive out into the dales and visit the Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes. We were a bit disappointed that they weren’t actually making cheese that day so we couldn’t see the live demonstration, but we went round the rest of the museum and found out how they make it. We then took a trip around the tasting room and tried many different varieties of Wensleydale, including Kit Calvert (made with proper animal rennet instead of artificial), Smoky, Hot and Spicy, Sheep’s milk and just plain old Wensleydale. We bought a few samples, and headed on our way for a drive round the dales, heading back to Skipton via Kirkby Lonsdale and Settle. It’s been a wonderful day weather-wise and the scenery was just plain awesome! Excuse the quality of some of the pictures, they may have been taken out of the car window!