We took a well deserved day off in Richmond today – which was GREAT despite the rain. In fact, we were glad the rain day was today, and not tomorrow when we have some miles to put away.
So, we took care of some function stuff like banking and laundry. Not many banks or washing machines on route, I might add. Then it was off to explore the streets of Richmond.
The town is our largest enroute with a large-ish market square, lots of pubs, shops and, of course, banks etc. But the biggest attraction was that it has a castle, museum and some interesting places to poke around.
After exploring the museum and castle in the rain (great views!) we headed over to the old railway station that has been converted into a movie theater and watched Harry Potter. Perfect! It was great to do something completely different.
Tomorrow we are crossing the Vale of Mowbray which is a flat stretch of farmland between the Yorkshire Dales and the Yorkshire Moors. At 23 miles its going to be a long one… praying for fine weather! Rumour is that the pub in Ingleby Cross has an internet connection, so will post again from there if we can.