Day 1 (still really day 2) Saturday part 2
...our micro-adventure continues .... After a soggy start, we left the Coldstone Cut and trundled off through the quieter lanes, following the hills and valleys while all the time heading up towards Wensleydale. Along our route, the only 'we have to stop there' place was Gouthwaite Reservoir, Nidderdale.
We stopped at the reservoir parking, a small but lovingly kept green space with seating and hedging. Across the road was a equally well maintained viewing platform where like minded folk were peaceably keeping distances and whispering happy bird watching whispers. We joined them and through our spotter telescope watched Canada and Greylag geese, Mallard, Black headed gulls, Cormorants, Lapwing and Oystercatchers, Coots, Buzzards, Crows and Starlings.
Moss sat patiently between my feet watching the folk watching the birds.
We reluctantly dragged ourselves back to Zeb, had coffee and cake on the grassy embankment in the most glorious sun while Moss played up and down the sunny slope.
The last drop of coffee drained and all the cake crumbs flicked off ourselves, we settled back in the van and left Nidderdale passing through a beautiful landscape .... onward to our next mini adventure!