On reaching Knaresborough we decided to have an early lunch in 'The Black Mulberry' cafe on the riverside. We both enjoyed a sausage bap while I had a mocha and Lynne a hot chocolate. We decided the calories would be soon 'walked off' on our return journey. The cafe has been refurbished since our last visit and has a new name. The cafe is named after the 400 year old mulberry tree in the waterfront garden of the nearby Old Manor House. It is believed to have been planted around 1608 when James 1 was trying to encourage the establishment of a national silk industry. The attempt failed because the black mulberry was planted to feed the silkworms instead of the white mulberry, which is what they actually eat. So next time you are on the riverside I recommend The Black Mulberry.
So why is my blog entitled 'Two Bridges'? Well as we came out of the cafe I looked back at the railway viaduct over the River Nidd. It looked fantastic in the bright sunshine with a clear blue sky above. I took a quick shot with my phone (see above). Earlier in the morning I had been looking through some photographs of our visit to California in 2012 ready to upload to my website. The shots of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco were taken on a similar day as today with crystal clear air and bright blue sky. I immediately compared both bridges! The similarity being not just the weather but the fact they both look fantastic in their respective locations.
So if you go to 'Photographs' on my website you can see shots of the Golden Gate Bridge and other photographs of San Francisco. It is such an exciting, colourful and vibrant city. You can also find some scrapbook pages devoted to SF in 'Scrapbooking'.
Thank you for visiting 'Beyond the Secret Mountains'. I would love to hear from you either through my 'contact' page or just a message on this blog. Take care and have a great week.