We enjoyed a day off work yesterday, early morning it was very dark and gloomy but as we went out it brightened up and suddenly the light was fantastic.
You know how you make choices in life, well having talked about and spurned reserves in South Yorkshire we satyed more local, drove to Thornton-le-Dale and on towards Newton Dale Forest.
There was a little snow and sleet on the grass verges as we got to Lockton, thought nothing of it, got up in the forest beyond Levisham Station and we are on thick snow and ice, slush, deep snow, are we mad.
We tried to partly avoid the snow, traveled onto Hutton-le Hole and what do I do next drive over the moors to Rosedale, down Rosedale Chimney (14%) and up to Egton at virtually 20 miles an hour foot hovering and touching the brakes a great portion of the way! It was really bad with cars up banks where they had careered off the road!
Birds no, we saw just two Red Grouse.
So an excuse to post these shots of BH Gulls which I like from a couple of weeks ago. I particularly like the first shot the threesome with one bird hovering above the other two.