Carrying on from my web-footed friends on Thursday's blog, our favourite campsite in Yorkshire is just about 1 mile from Fountains Abbey. I had wanted to visit since I was a child. The following pics come from my compact camera so please excuse the quality.
I haven't time to write much now but these notes are some of my lasting thoughts from this visit
Scale of ruins - All hand-crafted in the most real sense!
Economy - Part of an international Church community and economy with European travel common
Self Sufficiency - Fishing lakes, Sheep and all vegetable and herbal crops home-produced.
Power - sufficient to challenge the monarch - for a time at least.
Site - Carefully chosen - sheltered, flowing water, agricultural land.
Beauty - the site, the ruins,and what must have been!