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Hawes, England

Written on: Monday July 22nd, 2013

A journal entry from: Europe 2013

We spent a couple of days up north then headed south for the nation's capital city, The Hague. The attraction there was an incredible Indonesian Restaurant and a chance to meet up with Guillaume Zahnd who is doing a 3 year post Doc in Rotterdam. The following day we caught the ferry from Hoek Van Holland to Harwich, England. The crossing was quite long but the ferry boat was very comfortable and the weather was nice enough for us to be able to picnic outside. The hot weather continued with us as made our long way (for England that is) up to the Yorkshire Dales National park. This is a beautiful and wild area with picture perfect villages and hamlets set among green hills and valleys populated with sheep and cattle. What a difference a weekend can make.! We started off in a very quiet campground located next to a great pub in a hamlet called Appletreewick. Friday night and the beginnings of school vacation coincided and soon our filed was filled with hundreds of other campers. We managed to survive the weekend with great walks and pints of beer at the Craven Arms.  On Sunday afternoon everyone disappeared and we moved on to another small, farm campground with only a few cattle for company. Our last stop in the Dales was at a place called Hawes home of the Wensleydale cheese company. There you can visit the cheese museum and try before you buy all kinds of incredible cheeses.

 

From Julie Hall on Jul 22nd, 2013

The remark about having internet in the middle of nowhere doesn't surprise me at all. Great Britain did have an Empire once upon a time and we ruled the world!!! Lovely pics of England; it is a beautiful place in the sunshine!

From Sharon B. on Jul 22nd, 2013

Thanks for adding to our vicarious living. Guillaume, thank goodness you survived your Bamfield swim to get on to Australia and then post doctorate things. Phew! :) Nice to see you toooo. Sharon B.