I was pleased, yesterday, when the postie brought me a package. It turned out not to be a birthday present, but instead was the Pentax 16-50 DA* lens, which had packed in at Whitby in November and has been about three months away for repair. The repair cost an arm and a leg and included a new motor, so I was keen to try it out and make sure everything was working fine.

Luckily, this morning was fine and sunny. We decided that we would go out for lunch to the Church Inn near Saddleworth Church before going for a walk with cameras. My husband likes the beer at the Church Inn…with names like Saddleworth More, St George (very patriotic), Shaftbender and “Slap ‘n Tickle”, there’s plenty to choose from and the food is attractively priced too. Afterwards, we decided to go up to the top of Standedge cutting on the edge of Saddleworth, where there is a free car park for access to the Pennine Way (part of the Crowden to Hebden Bridge section)…the path starts from a bridle path opposite the car park and then there is a fork off to a rough pathway which takes you to Millstone Edge. This place deserves being photographed with much lower light and I am hoping to go back there to see a spectacular sunset over the rocks. Here are some of today’s pictures.

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