A walk across the North of England – Day 2
Today we walk to Glaisdale along the Esk Valley. We criss-cross the railway line that we came in on yesterday from Middlesbrough, and wind our way slowly towards the edge of the North York Moors. The weather is remarkably sunny, bees buzz in the hedgerows and we pause on a handy bench for a morning cuppa and to take in this view looking West towards the moors in the far distance.
Coming from Australia, a land famous for wildlife that will kill you as soon as look at you, it’s a sobering fact that cow attacks kill several people each year in the UK. Possibly more than are killed by sharks or snakes in Australia. We stroll softly past and say a respectful good morning.
The cows, unaware of the statistics, continue to munch grass.
Esk Valley in Sunshine, 2022, acrylic on cradled birch panel, 20 x 25 cm (8″ x 10″) Visit the gallery