Good morning. It started off bright and sunny this morning so I went out and did my three miles, but Owain the weather man says it is going to cloud over and he was right, it is.
I was in all day on Friday so yesterday I was ready to go for a walk. I had a 40 minute drive westbound to Snaith, which is a few miles past Goole. There is plenty of free parking at the Railway Station. It's a small market town dominated by the Snaith Priory. Just outside the wall of the Priory is the Town Lock up, a listed building. Methinks it would be very handy to have some modern versions of these in our town centre's. Read the blurb below.
A brief history of the Priory. Here is a link to the Snaith home page which will tell you a bit more about it.
At Temple Hirst I continued along the Cycle Track and just before it crosses over the railway line I decided to turn right and take a farm track which runs almost parallel to the railway line, eventually crossing it a bit further up. The land is rather flat in these parts, mostly agricultural, and mostly crops. The wind whips across it and if the fields have been newly ploughed and it is dry, there is a chance you could be sand blasted. I wonder if the farmer has planted these conifers to give a bit of shelter to the fields. This is what happens if you don't trim back Leylandi, they grow to a massive height. Mind you, interspersed with some silver birch they provide an effective windbreak. Good job they are out in the middle of the fields and not in someone's back garden.
A look round the Abbey. I once stayed in the pub next door on my first long distance walk, but didn't have time to explore. Now I can. There were a few tourists around, snapping away.
information on this site.
I was back in my car at 4.45pm and home by 5.30pm. It was a lovely walk, nine miles, luckily the rain kept off, but I'm not sure if my rosy cheeks are down to the wind or the sun. Nevertheless I have a healthy glow.
We have a sprinkling of rain now, and I want to go outside. I have an idea for a garden sculpture and I want to play with wood. It will probably brighten up shortly.
I hope you are having a fab Easter holiday. I had my bit of chocolate yesterday, not an egg, I don't want to pay for the fancy wrapping. A plain bar will do me.
Thanks for popping in, we'll catch up soon.