Friday, January 02, 2009

Hebden Bridge

We've just returned from 3 days away in West Yorkshire with family and friends for New Year. There were 31 of altogether, and we stayed at a Scout Hostel called Hebden Hay, about 2 miles from the town of Hebden Bridge. It was an everyone muck in sort of do, and we all had a fantastic time. We did a walk each day, round about 5-6 miles.

The scenery was great - what we could see of it, because most of the time it was very frosty and foggy, but the frost on the trees and bushes was really beautiful. Lower down in the vally, there wasn't so much frost, but it was still mighty cold. I saw a kid with a 4 foot icicle not far from where this picture was taken!

As there were several of the scouting persuasion in our midst, it also seemed only natural that we build a camp fire, which we did on the fist night, and it was still going this morning nearly 60 hours later! Drinking mulled wine around the fire on New Years Eve was special, and was a nice started before the fireworks we let off at midnight, which boomed and echoed down the valley.

All in all we've had a great time.

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