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The micro-adventure starts here ...

Day 1 (the prequel) Friday evening

We seemed to manage to shed all of the youngsters on one weekend which meant Himself and I (and Zeb the van) and Moss (of course) could have a micro-adventure all on our ownsome! On the Friday we planned and packed (ok - threw together and cobbled an idea or two) enough food and clothing, maps and boots, dog stuff and dog to get out and away.

Day 1 (actually day 2) Saturday morning part 1

Loading the van between showers, we ran in and out of the house, Moss soon got bored waiting for us to set off and fell asleep on her bed I made for her. It rained most of the morning as we drove up towards Wensleydale.

A rather narrow squeeze to fit through Bolton Priory stone archway (cue frantic internet searching both the height and width of the van and the height and width of the gate). On a whim we had a soggy stop at Coldstone Cut - a large land based art installation - a strong and striking structure over looking a huge working quarry - well worth the visit and we really enjoyed wandering around it. We returned to Zeb (van) for lunch and best of all?  The sun broke through - wonderful!

.... to be continued ....


  1. Congratulations. The first ‘proper’ shakedown trip is a wonderful thing. xx ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ’š

    First rule of van-life: vehicle dimensions in LARGE PRINT on a bit of card tucked behind the driver’s sunvisor. ๐Ÿš ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ˜Š

    1. It was on our 'To Do' list and never quite got 'To Done'! But, yes, a definite shakedown trip to see how things work out! It was good :)

  2. The Coldstones Cut - one of our favourite places, the more so if it’s a weekday and the quarry is working. Well worth another visit. Zeb looks good inside.

  3. Oh wow, a weekend away! I recognised the arch at Bolton Abbey as soon as I saw it & we had Coldstones Cut on our wishlist last year, but didn't get there. Glad you liked & maybe one day........... Look forward to more of your adventure. Take care, stay safe & huggles from a very damp & cold down under.

  4. The cold stone cut, fabulous views and very eerie when the wind is blowing around its structure. Love the little trip you took, thanks for posting the photos,we missed out on this year's holiday.


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