At the ripe old age of 31 I have never stopped awake for 24 hours before. I almost made it on the day we went on holiday, but I had squeezed in a 20 minute nap in the evening, so I’m not sure that it counted.
We had a rubbish flight time, which meant we had to be at the airport for 4am. When we got to Croatia, they have a rule that you can’t check in until 3pm. We had packed some swim stuff but we were too tired to do anything really.
Cracking views of the sunset from the balcony though!
I’ve never been to Bamford Edge before, but it overlooks Ladybower and I’ve been around that area a few times before.
There is a small patch for cars near the top of the road, cross over a turnstyle and start the walk!
It’s not a far walk, but the first stretch of it is quite steep. Once you are up on the top though, it’s flat and the path is clear.
We got there just in time for sunset, and by the time we had walked back to the car it was just about dark.
The weather promised me that it the clouds would go for the sunset, but an hour before the sun would dip below the horizon line, it was still pretty cloudy.
I decided it was worth the risk, and the trip out, so I put some clothes back on (I’d had a shower and gotten straight into my jim jams from the Abbey walk earlier in the day) and off we went up the hill out of the valley to the car park at the top.
How patiently I waited when we got to the car park at the top! I wandered around trying to find a good patch of heather, set up shop and waited. The longer I waited the more the clouds parted.
Every day there has been a rainbow at around the same time (just before sunset) in the same place. How bizarre!
I’d decided to not take my tripod on this walk, and instead use kB to hold the camera. Always a risky move as he’s not great at understanding what I’m trying to tell him! But dad had said it would be a 4 hour walk and I decided that it wasn’t worth carrying it.
It took an hour and twenty to walk part of the Cleveland Way up to Rievaulx Abbey, but a good 10 minutes of that was dithering around realised we’d taken a wrong turn out of the car park.
The way back took an hour (no dithering).
The abbey wasn’t very busy so I managed to grab a few shots with no one else in them, then we walked back the same way we came.
There aren’t many waterfalls in the North York Moors, but I was determined to find the ones that there were. It turns out that they are quite close to each other, but it also turned out that despite the fact it has been raining, they weren’t exactly in full flow.
Getting to the bottom of the Falling Foss was a bit more difficult that I had imagined though, as (due to the rain) we ended up scrabbling down a muddy bank. There wasn’t a path to follow so once we had got down the bank we followed the river back up to the fall. The route back was the same, but we ended up rather muddy after the trip!
After a thunderstorm and a rather large amount of rain, it brightened up just before sunset so I went out with my camera for a stroll.