|The best way for me to get over to Wensleydale is via Ingleton and Ribblehead. |
The viaduct looking magnificent, not a cloud in the sky!
|Wensleydale. my favourite of the Yorkshire Dales.|
|All the way down Wensleydale to Masham, a coffee in the square as I watched the world go by sat in the amazingly warm sun.|
|Then it was across the Vale of York and over Sutton Bank. I turned off to pass Rievaulx Abbey...guarded by geese by the look of things.|
|Leaving the A170 at Kirbymoorside I headed onto the North York Moors, lots of heather was being burnt. here between Gillamoor and Rosedale.|
|I stopped on Rosedale Bank near the old kilns at the Ironstone works for a late lunch.|
|I just sat and admired the wonderful view up Rosedale.|
|I rode into Rosedale and then back out and over to Egton Bridge.|
|Just a few miles further and I was in Whitby, pleasingly free of crowds!|
Heres the abbey seen through the old whale jawbones caught in less enlightened times.
|Looking back to Whitby proper the South side of the harbour a mass of pantile roofs.|
|Leaving Whitby, I followed the coast, through Sandsend and making a visit to Runswick Bay. This view is from Port Mulgrave...a much quieter spot. I lingered for a while before heading back West.|