The Bird Whisperer

25 March 2018:
So I made a new friend in Cumbria! 😊
Leighton Moss RSPB Reserve.

An Accidental Adventure

10 March 2018:
We were adventuring around Leeds area & happened upon this beautiful place - Kirkstall Abbey! 🙂
Kirkstall Abbey is a Cistercian monastery, set in a picturesque public park on the north bank of the River Aire. It was founded c.1152, and was disestablished during the Dissolution of the Monasteries under Henry VIII. It was eventually acquired by Leeds Corporation as a gift from Colonel North, and became open to the public in the late 19th century. The ruins have been drawn and painted by artists J.M.W. Turner, Thomas Girtin and John Sell Cotman.

Conquered! Brimham Views

4 March 2018:
A perfect day at Brimham Rocks. My best friend climbed all of this whilst carrying me, just so I could experience the view… Don’t ever let anyone tell you something is impossible! 😉

The stunningly beautiful top-right-corner image is actually a digital painting, entitled “La Liberta” (Freedom), by MOEMARIO. The huge guardian birds were inspired by the glorious Red Kites we saw that day. If you look closely, you can see me sat on top of the rocks - that drop is not exaggerated, this is completely accurate!
• Special thank you to Joe, for willingly throwing me everywhere and anywhere… and to Gem, who drove us there, and spent most of her time wearing a camera, whilst holding her arms out, preparing herself to be a human-crashmat 😂 - now that’s dedication!
• Photography by MOEMARIO.

Conquered! Danes Dyke

3 & 4 March 2018:
Conquering the beautiful Danes Dyke! After spending the morning of the 3rd at the epic clifftops by Sewerby Hall, our adventures took us to the stunning Danes Dyke, where we saw Roe Deer and Barn Owl, among other wildlife; absolutely gorgeous! 💜 We enjoyed it so much that we decided to return the day after, to explore the rest of it. The wheelchair definitely reached its limits this weekend - do not underestimate those hills! At one point my power just outright said *NOPE!* and cut-out; luckily I had Joe with me, & he’s freakishly strong, so gave me a push back up the hill! (which, believe me, is no easy feat when your wheelchair weighs 17.5 stone empty, let alone with an added human in it, aka. me! 😅 hehe)