Sunday, 8 July 2018

Yorkshire Dales

first holiday breakfast on British soil, in York; gluten-free bread rolls of course!
the husband and self enjoying a week away in the UK....we sailed from Rotterdam to Hull, drove to York and from there to Aysgarth in the Yorkshire Dales, such an incredibly beautiful landscape, empty, just like we love it
in York we visited several bookshops, where I noticed this little gem, however did not buy it (why not?? I now think, maybe I'll find it somewhere else)

love their sense of humour

yup: that's him




my kind of art


and finally: our escape to the countryside; a lovely walk through fields and along the river, a churchyard and finally a restaurant: food and wine at the end of a long day











 impressions of the various walks, these past couple of days plus yet another photo of scrumptious GF cake: Courgette&Lime this time, I could get used to this

 the weather has been exceptionally hot, dry and sunny for several weeks now in Northern Europe, as are the Dales so we have been very fortunate in that respect; I do wonder what it would have been like if the weather had been 'normal' i.e. drizzle and mist....we met a couple of Texans who were rather disappointed they didn't get the fog and rain experience they were hoping for, haha

tomorrow we head on South to the Peak District where apart from hiking and more sightseeing, we will also be visiting friends.....

14 comments:

Dana said...

Thank you for your fascinating travelogue, Saskia! I have been curious about the Yorkshire Dales for a long time, helped by Charlotte Bronte and James Herriot. I hope your trip continues to be this beautiful.

Tina Zaffiro said...

Looks and sounds like you're having a perfect ... Holiday! Woohoo I am very happy for you!

Mo Crow said...

what a beautiful place!

Julie S said...

There is nothing like England for stone walls and wooden gates. They make me weak in the knees...as does Mr. Saskia, if I might add....

susan hemann said...

so lovely!

Sue McQ said...

The UK is wonderful, isn't it?! Enjoy your time with your DH and be blessed. You are looking lovely and relaxed.

Nancy said...

Love going traveling with you and seeing you beautiful face looking through the miles.

Saskia van Herwaarden said...

oh Dana, it is absolutely gorgeous and it was a wonderful holiday with my beloved husband; the landscape went beyond my expectations: vast, open spaces, hardly any people, quiet curvy roads, not just the traffic but also lack of superfluous road signs, advertising etc, the somewhat scary 25% steep climbs or heading down hill......not used to that in our flatlands, in short well worth a trip, although on this side of the pond that is easier for us than it would be for you!

yes Tina, it was great, as I have mentioned right above so I'll not repeat myself, whoohoo indeed.

incredibly so Mo

ah Julie, He has the same effect on me as it happens;-)

Susan, we so love staying in the UK and we were very fortunate with the weather, it can rain and drizzle quite a lot up in the Yorkshire Dales, we were lucky this Summer

it was relaxing, a perfect holiday actually Sue

thanks Nancy, we had a great time and will return.....

Patty said...

Your photos make me homesick for travel and especially odd, wonderful
bookshops!

Ms. said...

So wonderful. This post and every picture just thrills me.

Dee Mallon said...

thanks for the trip! I like seeing your face in the lens, but was also happily intrigued by how you showed up in the Weeds and Wildness glass -- it seems apt for you!

Saskia van Herwaarden said...

I don't think I could EVER get enough of bookshops Patty! hope you do get to travel.....

thank you Michelle, it was wonderful

ah, I do believe I have become a wildly weedloving woman Dee;-)

Liz A said...

This is why I love comments on blogs ... how perfect is "a wildly weedloving woman" ...

And I don't know about those other Texans, but I'll take cloud-laced blue skies over fog and rain any day!

Saskia van Herwaarden said...

absolutely Liz, the things I have learned in the comments......weatherwise I'm with you!