We had a lovely journey to our new campsite (http://bridgeholmecaravansite.co.uk), although we didn’t follow the directions properly and ended up on the narrowest road you have ever seen, with brick walls! Our bad! On route we had to wait for some cows to cross the road….you know you’re in the country when the cows cross roads!
Once we got set up I started to feel quite unwell and started coughing and choking. Mummy was quite worried about me. Jim does the choking thing all the time but I never do it, so when I kept mummy awake all night coughing, mummy decided I needed to go and see the local vet. After googling various vets, we eventually found one in the local village, however google decided to mark it in a different village on the map. So when we got there and couldn’t find it we had to call them and apologise and then rush across to the correct vets. We were about 10 minutes late but they still saw me! Anyway, the vet wasn’t sure what was wrong, but decided to treat me for kennel cough. Yukky tablets!!
After the vets and a bit of shopping, we went out for a walk on the Pennine Way. All because we needed to post a letter and daddy drove passed the post box, so we parked up and walked across the fields for a couple of miles, to get back to the post box!
The views were really good, but at one point there was a field of cows and they started coming for us. Luckily there was a stile by us, one of those ones that you climb up and over the wall, well we hadn’t had to use one of these for quite a while and we forgot what we were supposed to do. Mummy started to panic and helped us up and we were eventually safe from the cows. However, we had left daddy standing in the field trying to scare the cows off whilst we faffed around, trying to remember how to get over the wall! Only problem was, as we got to the end of the field, we realised the two fields were joined, and we had to go back into the other field to get to the next gate. The cows were wise to this and tried to cut us off, but then the farmer arrived in his big truck so we were safe, the cows behaved, yay!
Jim loved the walk, even though the sun was going down, I was a little bit less enthusiastic due to being ill!
I was feeling a lot brighter on Tuesday and the sun was shining so we all sat outside, including Scratchy. He was very brave as there were chickens wandering around everywhere!
After lunch we went for a walk to Malham…that was a mistake. At first we thought there must’ve been something going on as the place was rammed. Literally the walk was like the M25, but turns out that it was just because it was a nice day on the bank holiday week, and there had been a lot of rainfall so the waterfalls were flowing
There were lots of people splashing around in the waterfalls and everyone was really excited as this waterfall doesn’t have water in it very often! The only problem was daddy’s route went up the waterfall, but due to the rainfall it was impassable! We had to find an alternative route…time to backtrack!
After we left the crowds, we had to climb over one of those stiles over the wall and I had a bit of an accident! I landed on a rock but slipped and face or rather chest planted the rock and the muddiest part of the field…..my bad! It even broke my harness, but that had been wearing thin anyway so that was OK and I had a brand new one in the car waiting for when it broke! Don’t believe the picture…I was not impressed at being muddy!!
The views from our walk were pretty good
Towards the end of the walk we walked along the top of Malham Cove and people were sitting up there waiting for the sun to set
It is quite an impressive view
On Wednesday Jim was tired and jealous of all the attention I was getting so decided to stay in bed!
When he eventually got up we sat outside again and made friends with one of the chickens
It was a lovely little small holding and one of the hens had hatched some chicks without the owner knowing! They have about 50 chickens and she didn’t notice this one had disappeared. Then one day it came trotting back with 6 chicks behind it!
They also had some gorgeous and very inquisitive goats
And a herd of very protective alpacas that kept breeding!
In the evening we decided to walk along the canal and came across a cow having a drink
Mummy thought this guide on how a lock works was very useful. When they had been on a canal boat holiday, they had no idea what to do. This would’ve helped a lot!
The canal was quite pretty and we walked for a few miles along it before heading back
On Thursday we decided to run along the canal, which was fun. We haven’t done any road running for quite a while so it hurt a bit! Then on Friday we all sat outside again
The goats were trying to see what we were up to!
Then we went for another walk along the canal and mummy liked the footpath signs, as they reminded her of Auntie Debi
On Saturday we went for a very long walk from Slaidburn and covered part of the Pendle Way. The views were really good, even though it was overcast
Mummy saw this monument for the Lancashire witches
It was rather interesting
and reminded us of Auntie Debi
The view from there was pretty good too
On Sunday it was time to leave, so we packed up and headed off for another adventure. Rumour has it we might be seeing Jaimie & Caz again…wahoo!! Until next time, Love & Licks Rosie xxxx