Saturday, July 27, 2019

Day Ten ~ Skipton, then off to Scargilll.

Today we said goodbye to our friends & hosts in the Holme Wood area of Bradford and headed to Scargill House in the North Yorkshire Dales. We met at 10:00 at St. Christoper's and bid our farewell before taking the bus to Bradford centre (spelled the English way) where we took a short walk to the train station. There was a scenic ride to Skipton which lasted about 30 minutes. Located on the southern edge of the Dales, Skipton is a medieval town where the Lord's castle (Skipton Castle) and Holy Trinity Church are still in pristine condition after 900 years of existence. The current Lord & Lady Clifford still reside in part of the castle. After touring the castle, the group  had a few hours to shop in the village market and local shops. At 5:00 we were picked up by Liam, and along with Tony and Sarah, we drove to Scargill House. Located in the heart of the Dales, Scargill is a community of people who live and work on the property, and serves as a Christian retreat. We settled in our rooms and then it was time for tea of gammon (pork), sweet potatoes, peas & squash. and for dessert, gooseberry fool.  After a break of coffee and tea, we met with another group of youth who are also here from Bradford.  Youth's evening inlcuded a worship service, arts & crafts activities,and then were able to socialize for a couple of hours before heading to bed around 11:00.

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