Hello bloggy friends - Trilby here :-) I had a trip out with my brother Crybbe at the weekend to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Gardens. Crybbe has been before and but it was my first visit and so I've got a blog post all to myself to tell you about it!
Here we are setting off - me posing nicely for the camera and Crybbe more interested in rabbit pellets :-(
There is a stream flowing past the Abbey and an old mill there too. It is very fine to look at even though it's ruined. And it is e-normous!
You can see how tiny me and Judith look through the window arch. One of the windows had an angel carved above it:
After wandering round the ruins we set off for the Water Gardens.
This is view of the Abbey from the path towards the Water Gardens. Fountains Abbey was built in the 12th century (900 years ago!) It is owned by the National Trust and English Heritage now.
This is one of the ornamental lakes.
Here we are crossing the little stone path across the waterfall. It was quite scary as the water was rushing very fast.
Across the bridge there was a cafe so we all stopped for a bite to eat :-) There were quite a lot of peeps out with their dogs there as it is quite a dog friendly place to visit.
A sad looking border terrier puppy waiting for his peeps to come back.
Me smiling for the camera - and Crybbe looking grumpy!
On the way back we saw this lovely swan looking for food in one of the lakes.
As it's still cold and only early Spring here there weren't many pretty flowers but there were lots of snowdrops.Then after that good walk it was back in the car for the journey home but..on the road through the city of Ripon we saw 2 goats walking along a wall!
It was such a lovely day they must have decided to have a trip to town :-)
I hope you have enjoyed my blog post - Magic will be back soon with her big news!