Sunday, 22 September 2013

BRIMHAM ROCKS!


We both agree - exercise is good for mind and body - but Mr N and I don't take kindly to organised classes (or organised anything really) so what should we do to supplement the antiques hunting and general domestic chores that make up our usual daily quota of physical effort? Since our cycling techniques are incompatible - he hurtles and powers, I pootle and wobble - we've decided to go on walking expeditions. Our first ramble on this new regime was at nearby Brimham Rocks, once called Brimham Craggs and now managed by the National Trust. 


To start with it was much more fun than I remembered, largely because past visits have involved preventing small, wriggly boys and larger, foolhardy boys from hurling themselves to certain death off the ice age rock formations. This time there was just one old-ish boy...


...who seemed determined to escape my clutches!



Occasionally I'd catch a glimpse, but it was hard to keep up with him.



He loves to tease.



At last I caught up but then something strange happened...


...a blinding light,


a giant toadstool fairy ring, but not a soul about,


just the ever-looming sinister presence of the radomes of Menwith Hill communications station.


Please come home, Mr N, all is forgiven!

All these phenomena: natural, supernatural, man-made and artistic, can be experienced on a visit to the magical Brimham Rocks. (If you find Mr N, please leave a comment on this page and I'll come and collect him. Maybe.)

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36 comments:

  1. Mr. N does appear to be of an elusive nature, and I can understand how difficult cycling with him would be.
    This is exactly the kind of exercise that we like, on our own, doing our own thing, but getting some good fresh air, and learning new things about the area whilst we do it.
    Love that giant toadstool fairy ring.

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    1. We do a lot of everyday walking , but I think we must start exploring lovely places on foot too.

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  2. The views you have captured, whilst pursuing Mr N. are brilliant. Did you manage to find out anything about the toadstool ring? Looks like a great day out.

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    1. The toadstools are a sculpture by a local artist, Linda Thompson.
      https://www.facebook.com/pages/Solid-Sculpture/238498219613465
      Sculpture turns up everywhere!

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  3. Oh my Nilly that toadstool ring!
    Jean x

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    1. Yes - it's brilliant & by Linda Thompson (see above comment).

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  4. There was a flash of light a gentle rumble of the ole thunder and voila... With pork pie in hand Mr N magically appeared, sat... you know... EXACTLY where! I gave him a flea in his ear, sent him packing, so...

    He's probably home by now, sat by the fire waiting for his domestic goddess to produce his Sunday dinner.

    LLX

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    1. How did you guess that was his style?

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  5. A trip out to Brimham Rocks was always a great treat for us as children. We were mostly girls so I'm not sure if we caused our parents the same concerns...I don't remember it being particularly scary, just, as you say, very magical. They're like huge Zen stones, placed carefully one on top of the other. Great photos! Hope Mr. N turns up before too long.
    Axxxx

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    1. Very glad to remind you of another great Yorkshire place Annie!

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  6. That Mr. N.........keeps one on ones toes!!!
    I agree, we all need to walk more.....keep moving!

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  7. ~ LOVE walking Nilly! I do all my thinking through this...Out and about. YOU do both go on lots of interesting trips out and it's wonderful you share with us all! ~ Hope Mr Nilly is back home safe and till next time..Maria x

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    1. Hope you've been making the most of the weather too, Maria.

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  8. Those photos look like they were taken by a stalker, no wonder he kept out of sight. Were those toadstools white painted wood?

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    1. Ha Ha!
      I'd like to think the sculptures were wood and stone - but probably fibreglass.

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  9. Great place to explore, love the toadstools. Lizzie

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    1. It was a completely different experience without children - I worry too much!

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  10. What fantastic photos nilly, my favourite is Mr N's back before the blinding light.

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    1. Hope you've been making the most of the fine weather too Jayne!

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  11. What a cool story! Are those toadstools real? We don't have such in Australia, so it may seem like a daft question.

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    1. No - these are Art!
      Made by the same artist who made the hands. Thank you for looking at my blog!

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