The weather has been glorious! Perfect autumn days, and very warm too. We've been out and about with Daisy Dog, making the most of the sunshine.
Today we went to Cod Beck Reservoir, near the pretty village of Osmotherley, on the edge of the North Yorkshire. What a fabulous place for a picnic, a walk and to take in the views, along with lungfuls of fresh air.
We started with our picnic, sitting on (dry!) dog towels, as I had left the picnic blanket at home. Just look at this view...
Dotted along the far side of the reservoir are some very attractive, modern bench seats, each with an engraved plaque to a loved one lost. We sat for a while on the bench dedicated to Hope Elizabeth Farrow. The dedication reads 'Our Songbird. For you the sun will be shining.' This is the song I walked down the aisle to at our recent wedding. I don't know who Hope is, but we sat awhile on her bench and thought of her, and how much someone must have loved her to have arranged such a poignant memorial in such a peaceful spot, full of natural beauty.
We left Hope's bench in a reflective mood and continued our walk together...
We arrived back at the little car park and said to each other what a wonderful spot we had found to walk Daisy. We chatted with a local lady and her friendly dog for a while and then headed back to our cottage for a cup each of Betty's hot chocolate. A perfect day on our lovely 'second honeymoon'.