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Maro2Bear

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The CDR language lessons continue :D We end up learning words from other countries and realising what words we use without thinking aren’t recognised by those outside our own country :D

First few days after moving to North Yorkshire..... I learned i needed a pair of wellies, a wax jacket, a fine woolen flat cap, a Land Rover, and a Black Lab to fit in.

I did end up with a great Barbour wax coat & a hand full of caps. Never liked wellies, couldnt afford a Land Rover!

Here’s a pix of the estate where I lived.. in the Game Keepers Cottage. A bit north of Harrogate, a but west of York & a stone’s throw from Knaresborough.
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EllieMay

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Good morning everyone,
Will start to send some pics of the fishing trip. To start off, when we got to the dock. While talking to Rose on the phone. She kept asking for pics of the boat. Giving me the impression that she was excited to see the boat. In reality I know she wanted to see the boat for my safety.
I sent her this pic first and told her the boat had a leak and that's why it was listing. Also they were patching the hole right now.
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After a little freak out from her. I sent the pics of the boat we were supposed to go on.

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When the captain got there. He said the boat needed work on it. So we would use there other boat.
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Though it was older, it actually was a better boat for me with my condition.
Poor Rose! I bet she’s a really tough woman to deal with you!! 🤣
 

EllieMay

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Good afternooning all. We had a glorious sunny morning here and after yesterday’s exertion went for a shorter walk, just over 3 miles, today.

A local beauty spot is Aysgarth Falls - a series of waterfalls on the river Ure. The heavy rains have washed peat into the water staining it yellow. We did a circular route so we could see all of them and it took us through some lovely ancient woodland that had loads of bluebells and wild garlic in flower.
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Bolton Castle
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On our way back to base we stopped in Bainbridge to visit the butcher. The shop is next to a bridge with yet more waterfalls one side and a lovely view the other.
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We bought some really tasty homemade pork pies for lunch, but hit a snag because the butcher only takes cash and between us we had only £5. This was perfectly OK with the butcher; he wrote us a ticket and told us to pay when we next went past… we can’t actually go anywhere without passing that shop so we accepted the ticket! We will need more cash though to buy more of those pies!

We ate lunch outside on the patio in the sun. Then it got dark and we have had alternate thunderstorms and bright spells ever since.
Absolutely gorgeous!
 

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First few days after moving to North Yorkshire..... I learned i needed a pair of wellies, a wax jacket, a fine woolen flat cap, a Land Rover, and a Black Lab to fit in.

I did end up with a great Barbour wax coat & a hand full of caps. Never liked wellies, couldnt afford a Land Rover!

Here’s a pix of the estate where I lived.. in the Game Keepers Cottage. A bit north of Harrogate, a but west of York & a stone’s throw from Knaresborough.
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Wax Jacket = waterproof coat. My friend google is so smart.😂
 

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Good morning, afternoon or evening everyone.
More pics of the fishing trip.

This flying fish landed in the boat when we were running to another fishing area.
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My son Ray with a Nice Kingfish. We lost 5 others by sharks biting them in half while we were bringing them in.😡
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A decent grouper!
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My son Jim holding a nice grouper.
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My son Joe with a grouper.
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This is a croaker. They croak when you catch them. Hence the name.
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Somehow my son Adam escaped a fish pic. Here he is making some cut bait to fish with.
 

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JoesMum

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Good afternooning all. We did a six mile walk today from a small nearby town of Hawes which is really pretty, but I failed to take any photos of it.

I do have photos from the rest of the walk though and it was very pretty.

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A very old bridge which was probably built for packhorses
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A very special bit of valley which was full of wildflowers and birdsong. Lots of fledgling wrens
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Grey Wagtails
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and most special of all were the Dippers. This is the UK’s only aquatic songbird. It dives into the water to catch invertebrates like caddis fly larvae to eat. One pair we saw were feeding a fledgling; it was lovely.
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This is England’s highest waterfall (not the UK’s) - Hardraw Force.
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Good morning, afternoon or evening everyone.
More pics of the fishing trip.

This flying fish landed in the boat when we were running to another fishing area.
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My son Ray with a Nice Kingfish. We lost 5 others by sharks biting them in half while we were bringing them in.😡
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A decent grouper!
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My son Jim holding a nice grouper.
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My son Joe with a grouper.
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This is a croaker. They croak when you catch them. Hence the name.
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Somehow my son Adam escaped a fish pic. Here he is making some cut bait to fish with.
The flying fish is my favourite!
 
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