Today we left Bramley House, after receiving a gift of apples from Jan.  We will be back again in ten days’ time for a further four nights.


Four lady pheasants!


Pheasant and jay


The lord and master

“The gateway to Lincolnshire” is the name given locally to the village of Sutton Bridge and the Crosskeys swing bridge which crosses the River Nene here always strikes me as a great piece of engineering when we drive north from Bramley House.  Although to me it looks modern, it was built in 1897 and used to serve the railway as well before the line was closed.


There’s a lot of interest online about Sutton Bridge (think King John and the crown jewels) which I am going to investigate and perhaps write a feature piece in the future…

While still in Lincolnshire we passed a group of cabbage pickers with their wonderful conveyor belt and trailer (see also header photo).


Passing RAF Waddington along the way, Peter pointed out several aircraft  – apparently they are E-3D Sentry aircraft used in the Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS).


I was determined to go through Lincoln so I could get a photo of the magnificent cathedral.  Difficult to get the whole thing in one pic  but this one isn’t bad.


We also passed this rather Russian dome in the city – anyone know what this building is?  I think it was a church but passed it too quickly to find out.


The rest of the journey was mostly by motorway so fairly boring I’m afraid.

We found Park Top Farm very easily (just past Richmond) and parked virtually in the same spot as we did last year on our way back from Scotland.  Just in time to catch the end of a rainbow!


It’s a truly lovely spot…