Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Stoodley Pike

We really took advantage of the good weather this weekend and walked up to Stoodley Pike near Hebden Bridge. The monument was built to celebrate the signing of the Treaty of Ghent and the settlement of the war between USA and Uk. Also to celbrate the abdication of Napoleon . 1815.

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Saturday, January 21, 2006

Blue skies at last.

Woke to blue skies this morning and before I knew what was happening the boots were in the car and we were on our way!!! Parked at Coldwell activity Centre and walked up from the reservoirs onto the tops and along the bridlepath towards Trawden. We made it to the foot of Boulsworth but left the climb to another day!!

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Friday, January 20, 2006

Rainy Day play.

The weather, although promising well this morning turned very wet by the time our grandson came to tea. We were reduced to playing football in the hall again!!

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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Keeping his eyes on everything!

How does time go so quickly? Our grandson since starting school has turned from a sweet little toddler to a schoolboy in a matter of weeks. He is so much fun these days wanting to know what 'this says' in books and what everything is to be used for. He has just finshed his second reading book at school.. having successful mastered all the words... well should I say BOTH the words (he is only 4).

He found this magnifying glass which kept him quiet for alittle time at the weekend. I couldn't resist the photo. Not a good photo technically but it just makes me think of the stage he is at now.. examining everything!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Walking over the moors.

We decided to walk from Widdop Reservoir over the tops to Worsthorne near Burnley Lancashire. We took the old pack horse route . It was beautiful but very , very windy. We made this little video for a friend of mine Trish who is unable to get out and about at the moment and I promised we would think of her on the moors so she could be with us in spirit!! We made a very short video with the camera. The terrible noise is the wind. It starts pointing over to Upper Gorple reservoirs yorkshire and ends looking towards Pendle Hill.

So here you are Trish . hope it works!

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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Still and calm

Still and calm
Originally uploaded by Jaxpix50.
Well we had a great walk around Lower Foulridge reservoir the other afternoon. It's a pretty place with lots of leisure things to do , fishing ,walking and yachting. It's a pity about the spelling of the name as there is nothing 'foul' about it at all and it is in fact pronounced [foldridge]. As the area increased in popularity a yacht club and lots of expensive houses were built. Gradually the name Lake Burwain was introduced much to the glee of the locals like me . I remember my dad chuckling over it many a time.

Lake Burwain indeed!!! So hope you like my pic of Foulridge Reservoir!

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Disappearing into the mist.....

Disappearing into the mist.....
Originally uploaded by Jaxpix50.
We walked over the tops yesterday covering a circuit around the Gorple reservoirs and Widdop. As we walked over, the mist came down and it felt really scary!! It took us ages as I kept stopping to take photos and I must admit to get my breath back going uphill. Ah! time to get back in shape!!

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

At the gate

At the gate
Originally uploaded by Jaxpix50.
Well our little grandson is back at school tomorrow. We miss him so much these days. It has been such good fun to get out and about with him over these holidays. Not too long before half term and then it will be all stations go again.
He is getting a real love of the country and will walk for miles with no complaints at all. He recognises all the animals and we were in hysterics on this walk the other day with his excited shouts of

'More sheep muck here grandad!'

'Horse muck now grandma'

He is a dear little soul.. can't imagine what we did before he was born!

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Yachts in Lancashire.. Thanks Prue!

Yachts in Lancashire
Originally uploaded by Jaxpix50.
Well New Year's day and time for a long walk to blow those cobwebs away. As ever in Lancashire in winter the weather always has to be considered.. however briefly. It was looking good and so we decided to take our friend's (Prue) advice and set off for Clowbridge Reservoir. It was just so beautiful. The sky was huge and ever changing. The sun kept popping in and out all afternoon and kept playing about on the hillsides. I had the camera of course and took loads of photos. It was quite dark though and so only about half a dozen were any good ( sun came out for real about 2pm )and of those maybe I liked three... but they are three very nice ones. The first of these is this one.. Yachts in Lancashire.