We have been away on one of our whistle-stop tours of Yorkshire, visiting family and seeing friends and thought I’d share a few highlights from Easter Sunday with you – some of you may have already seen a couple of these on Instagram but I’ve saved a few special things for the blog…
Our regular car route across the Yorkshire Moors gave me the opportunity to catch a short, and wee bit jerky, film of one of my favourite spots in the area, the Hole of Horcum:
The huge natural amphitheatre measures 400 feet deep and almost three-quarters of a mile across and which, according to legend, was created when Wade the Giant scooped up a handful of earth to throw at his wife during an argument. The truth is that it was created by a process called ‘spring-sapping’, whereby water welling up from the hillside has gradually undermined the slopes above and eaten the rocks away grain by grain. Over thousands of years, a once narrow valley has widened and deepened into an enormous cauldron and still the ‘hole’ continues to grow.
By the time we arrived in Ruswarp, just outside Whitby, the sun was out and it was turning into a glorious Spring day. The steam train ran past on its way into Whitby so I hoofed it up to the village bridge and waited for its return. Ruswarp railway bridge is the closest I think I’ll ever get to re-enacting Stand By Me:
And here’s the ‘Easter Eggs-Press’ waiting at the platform:
And the steam engine in action as it huffs and puffs and chugs and whistles its way out of Ruswarp heading to it’s destination in Pickering after snaking through the lower valley of the Moors – isn’t she a beauty!
What could possibly top this much excitement? Well how about a glass of Yorkshire Cider…
And a Yorkshire Pudding starter…
Is there anywhere else in the world where one could ask for this speciality and not have eyebrows raised at them in response? The lovely waitress even brought us extra gravy!
A couple of crocheted Easter Bunny finger puppets rounded events off nicely:
Later in the week I have a bundle of sheep photographs to show you including some very new Spring lambs.
I hope you all had a lovely long weekend whatever you got up to and here’s to the sunshine arriving at last!