© Sharon Whitley the Rambling Artist
Black Headed Gulls
This is another painting done in memory of Dave Smith for a tribute we're having to him over on Paint My Photo. I'm in the middle of another but it's turned into a bit of disaster and I'm desperately trying to rescue it! Have lifted the background out twice now and am waiting for another to dry in the hope that something half decent will appear out of the mess!
In the last post I mentioned that Gary and I were going to attempt to do the Yorkshire Three Peaks last weekend - the three highest mountains in Yorkshire over 24 miles and we walked it in just over 10 hours (the record for running it is around 2 and a half hours!!) The weather behaved itself at first but in the afternoon it started blowing a hooly on the higher ground and then came the torrential rain as we topped mountain no.3 Ingleborough ..... it was a long and very wet walk back to the start. After a lovely hot shower at the campsite we treated ourselves to fish, chips and mushy peas from the local chippy and a glass (or two) of wine to celebrate. I can tell you I slept well in the tent that night despite the howling wind outside!
Mountain no.1 Pen y Ghent
Mountain no.2 Whernside
A very cold and windy mountain no.3 Ingleborough
This was a good practice for the Excalibur Marathon which we're walking for charity next month - it's a couple of miles more and couple of hundred feet of ascent more - just hope my legs have recovered by then!