Once again, we've ended up exploring somewhere we wouldn't otherwise have gone, and as the crow flies at least, we were only a few miles from home.
|Beautiful blue skies on a frosty morning|
|Clayton and Frickley club|
|Bridge over the York-Sheffield railway line|
|Lovely open spaces|
|HMS and Small|
|A lone pine|
|More open fields|
|One of the few houses|
|Of course the kids loved this quagmire|
|Clayton and Frickley church in the distance|
|How Small finished the walk|
|And HMS wasn't much better|
We also learned a bit about the various species of bird for whom the various caches we found today were named. We didn't see any of those species, but did see some chaffinches, blackbirds and robins.
After lunch, it was off to "Toys Arrows" as Small calls that well known toy store. Unfortunately he blotted his copybook big style by spitting at HMS just before we left so as a consequence of his actions, he wasn't allowed to buy anything today with his Christmas money. After the initial humungous paddy as we were getting in the car, by the time we got to the store he seemed to have accepted what he'd been told and he didn't kick up a fuss when HMS got himself some Lego, so I hope a valuable lesson has been learned.
The moon was just rising as we were coming home. It looked extremely beautiful and I tried to take some photos of it, but I just couldn't get it right and they looked awful.
All in all a very good day albeit with a hiccup, but I think both the boys enjoyed themselves and I'm pleased that HMS has joined in with the geocaching idea with enthusiasm.
Until next time. x