We spent the afternoon on Ilkley Moor (with hats on). Felix (our boy, age 15) made the transition from autumn to winter (last night to this morning) under canvas, at a Scout camp in Ilkley. We use the pick-up opportunity to go up on’t moor for a bit. I’d last been up that neck of the woods in July last year looking for a geocache called Crag in a Crater Ilkley, but I ran out of time and battery on my GPS if memory serves me correctly so came home with a ‘did not find’. This time, I extra eyes and before long, Sophie found the cache.
We still had a smidge of time left before we had to collect Felix after finding the Crag in a Crater cache, so we headed off to look for another one nearby called “Bar Tat Box” which we found…
After these, we raced back to the car and got to Felix’s camp. We all chipped in and help break camp for a bit – Elsie (a dog) got a second new area to explore – before we all piled into the adventuremobile and headed home.
Next up – bath night – and I’ve got a Moroccan lamb tagine cooking – based on this brilliant (tried and tested) recipe. The marvels of modern technology mean that it’s been bubbling away for most of the time whilst we’ve been up on’t moors.
This winter seems to have gotten off to a very good start.