Sunday, 19 April 2009

Hole of Horcum

Its spring, so its time to go on walks on the Moors. We haven't really done much walking with Nathaniel, so we decided to do something short that we've done before so that he was the only unknown variable! So we poddled out to Levisham and walked to and around the Hole of Horcum. Its a good walk because its got lots of good bits; a bit skirting the edge of a valley in a pretty wood, a bit in a bouncy grassy valley, a bit where the amazing view keeps appearing as you turn the corner and a bit of high moor with lots of heather. Ian decided to be a cave man and see whether he collapsed with exhaustion if he carried Nathaniel all the way round, which was great, coz I got to skip up the hills carrying nothing but some water and our food!

Nathaniel was full of cold, but he seemed to really enjoy himself. Most of the time he was being really interested and looking around and smiling. Except here:

It was really sunny and warm and generally summer like which was just as well. NB If you don't find new parents' obsession with bodily functions palatable, skip to the next paragraph now! We thought we had packed lots of nappies, but when we stopped for lunch we found we only had one with us. This would have been fine except about 2 mins after we put it on, the inevitable happened! The idea of keeping him in it for the rest of the walk was pretty gross, but fortunately we had our lateral thinking brains on! We took out the old wet nappy and removed the wet inner sections (yuck), then we hung up the fast drying outer nappy in the sun and when it was dry, filled it up with muslin squares! It worked brilliantly! Apart from the fact that they are a bit bulky, I can't work out why we've spent so much on fancy nappy inners!

Anyway, here are some photos of us being all smiley and enjoying being out in the fresh air.

Fun in the woods

The Hole is just around the corner

A spot of elevenses


Lunch in the Hole. This doesn't do it justice!

To round the day off, we ate dinner in the garden in the sun. Here is Nathaniel enjoying the perfect post-walk food: sausages, potato wedges, brocolli and peas.

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