Friday, January 11, 2013


Well, we didn't make it to the cinema, arriving at The Station thirty minutes after the start of the film. We had not expected to be late, but our progress across the moors was slowed considerably by thick fog - possibly the densest I've ever had to drive through, and then the onset of dark. It made for very interesting driving!

The weather had been very good right from the start, and we drove out again to enjoy the moors, the hills and the dales. There was little traffic on the smaller roads, visibility was good, and the skies bright. Our journey focussed on the town of Castle Barnard, but the castle, of course, was closed!

We walked along the River Tees for a while. (Castle Bernard is in Teesdale, but in the county of Durham, not Yorkshire.)

After lunch in a local cafe, we made our way back towards Richmond, and the Station cinema. We didn't hurry, and stopped off a number of times to appreciate the views. 

Then the sun started to go down behind the clouds which hung low over the hills, and the effect and colours were awesome.

When we set off from the spot featured in these last photos, we still had plenty of time to get to the cinema in time for "Life of Pi (3D)", but not long afterwards we drove up into the low clouds we had been photographing, and then, even when we drove down to lower ground, the fog stayed with us, and night drew in around us. We drove on to Richmond anyway, arriving half an hour late, and picked up a leaflet with details of films showing today and for the next seven days. "Life of Pi" finished last night, but tonight we'll drive in to see "Quartet", which promises to be entertaining.

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