We spent the weekend up in the Yorkshire Dales. Drive up was unreal. Sarah took some great video and photos. We’ll have to edit the video but I have updated some photos.
We stayed at Grinton Lodge, a Youth Hostel. On the way up we visited the Aysgarth Falls (you can see them in the Costner movie “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves”), and on the way back we toured Fountains Abby. Saturday all Trans-Atlantic flights in and out of the UK were cancelled due to gale force winds over the entire country. The photos from Fountains Abby show what kind of day we had today (Sunday). The photos don’t lie, it was spectacular.
The car we rented (made by Ford and called a Ka) was so small I couldn’t fit my horns. Got all of our stuff in 1 suite case that would fit in the boot. Chops needed a break anyway.
The photo of our car is from the car park outside of the lodge. Notice the Lotus? What is that doing at a Youth Hostel? We didn’t know either…..
Sectionals with Lindley tomorrow. Monday schedule is: 7-8:30 low brass, 8:30-10 cornets and horns. We have an early enough draw that I am able to play the contest and still get back to Huddersfield Town Hall for my rehearsal and concert with B&R.