And monkey came too…

And monkey came too…

We spent the last week back in Yorkshire as Mr A had some holidays from work.The change in weather as we headed south into England became very noticeable with the temperature dropping 5 degrees and then we hit the rain.

Day 1-rain,heavy,all day.
We lost Africa as the river became a raging torrent.

And then the sun came out for the rest of the week so we set out on one of our favourite walks around Ribblehead viaduct. The viaduct is the longest and most famous viaduct on the Settle-Carlisle railway. Built between 1870 and 1874,it is 400m long ,32 m above the valley floor at its highest point and has 24 arches of 14m span-very impressive.

 Needing a refreshment stop  we perched on some of the boulders that are strewn in places along the valley floor.

As well as the butterflies and birds of prey, we also found some interesting fungi that seemed to be mimicking the seat on the nearby piece of rusting farm machinery.It was virtually the same size.

The walk follows a loop along the valley before cutting back over farmland and under the viaduct-peaceful and beautiful.

Family Acklam

A peaceful and restful week was enjoyed by us all.Bea also received the news that she achieved A grades in her Intermediate 2 exams in French,Biology and Chemistry -as well as As in her Standard Grade PE and SVS.This was celebrated with a cooked breakfast in the cafe in Settle-living it up!

One week of our school holidays left …and then time to get back in to the studio……


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