Stepping Out

angela's fitbitOne does not simply go to bed before checking their Fitbit and quietly walking around the house until getting 10,000 steps” ~ Anon.

This weekend, the Photo Challenge on Weekly Prompts, the site I share with my partner GC, is Walking. This is my own response to the challenge.

A couple of days ago I drove up to the top of Ilkley Moor to meet up with cousin Angela. Lunch with Angela is always a pleasure. Good food at the Cow and Calf hotel, log fires, and plenty of laughter as we put the world to rights is pretty much guaranteed.

I told Angela about our Weekly Prompts photo challenge Walking and mentioned my friend and her Fitbit. With a smile on her face, Angela lifted her sleeve and showed me her own fitness tracker.

After lunch, we increased the step count on her tracker when we took a short walk across the moor whilst we took photographs of the view. Perhaps I should add a Fitbit to my birthday wish list!

cow and calf hotelcow and calf rocksilkley moor 1

Always a pleasure to walk on the moor and admire the view of the Yorkshire Dales beyond.

In November, the farmer who rents my land took the cattle back to his farm to winter indoors. The empty fields, minus the cows and calves (the sheep vacated in October) have given us more opportunities to take walks here at home without concerning ourselves about the above-mentioned bovine mothers becoming stressed at the presence of the dog, and us.

a field walk

Walking a little ahead of me are daughters Lizzy and Sophie with their little ones and son Joss lending a welcome hand.east end of the runway

Walking towards the far field and zooming in we see the bottom edge  of the North East edge of the airport.

(C) 2019 Photo Challenge Walking from Weekly Prompts

24 thoughts on “Stepping Out

    1. Good Morning/Evening Ivor, Thank you so much for your kind comment.
      I’ve had a hectic day or two and have a stack of posts to catch up on including yours.
      How are you? Do you feel you are improving, any more outings into town?

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      1. Just read it Ivor. Oh, how I admire your hard efforts to become fit and active following your recent Stroke. I don’t doubt for a moment that you will be fit enough for your trip to America, your determination will see to that. Good on yer! 🙂

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  1. Yes please I think I would Ivor. I’ve slowed down in every way since my illness in the autumn, I need to build up my own strength again. Thank you 🙂


    1. Morning Arlene, thank you for your comment. A little chilly and breezy in winter, both on the moor and at home, but wouldn’t swap it for the world. 🙂


  2. What wonderful countryside you are surrounded by Sue. Tim and I really need to get ourselves up to that part of the world soon.

    So excited by this photo challenge – though it’s going to be tough making a choice!

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    1. I used to take it for granted, but now I’m older I’ve become far more appreciative of living here.
      When we set this challenge Selina, I immediately thought about you and how much you’d have to offer, and yes it must be very difficult for you to choose!

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  3. Murphy's Law

    Hi Sue, my name is Ginger. I live in Orange County, NY. I have read your comments on Lois’ blog, pets and prisoners. I wanted to see more so I clicked on your blog and started reading and knew I had to follow you! I love your writing….great sense of humor….and your photos are top notch. I’m crazy about cows, well all farm animals, but their fragrances not so much! 😜 The countryside there is simply gorgeous. And your dog is a sweetheart.

    I do not blog myself, but I get great enjoyment following a select group of gifted wordsmiths such as yourself. So if you have no objection to a non-blogger tagging along, I would love to be part of your community.
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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    1. Nice to meet you Ginger and welcome to Yorkshire! Thank you so much for your lovely comments and for following the blog, much appreciated 🙂


  4. Sophie

    Great photos Mum! By eck, we do live in a grand part of the world! I love our fields and our views around here and I loved my childhood wanderings around those fields with the dogs, cows, sheep and ponies! I feel blessed to have had such opportunities and freedom xx

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    1. I agree Sophie, not a day passes without I give thanks for what we have here at home and all around us. I’m glad we gave you a lovely childhood here and thank you for appreciating that. 🙂


    1. Brian, Thank you very much for the link. How could I not enjoy watching and listening to our very own Yorkshire Anthem.
      I remember when this was filmed, the local TV did a big thing about it. Great version.
      A long time ago a group of us walked several miles over the top of the moor and I climbed to the top of the Cow and Calf Rocks. Oh to be that fit again!

      Thank you again Brian, I love this version.

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