Tuesday we visited with Neil and Alta in Millum. They are interesting to visit with as they lived in South Africa for many years. Alta has roots in America in that her father served in the U.S. during WW2 and married a girl from Maine. Alta is also very proud of her Native American heritage. They love to share how they drove a rented motorhome across the states from San Francisco to Maine, spending the night in the Meramac State Park near Stanton, MO. They especially liked the Jesse James museum.
Today started with a meeting with the elders of the church. Their names are Robin, John, Brian, and Jane. They all long for the church to grow and especially to see young people in the church.
After the meeting Carolyn and I took advantage of a beautiful day and drove across the Fells and Black Combe with dominate our view from the Manse. There are a few pictures on this sight that showcase our drive. The road across is mostly one lane with an occassional small pull off so cars can pass. The scenery goes on forever it seems in all directions. We came across an isolated Bed and Breakfast located next to a beautiful stream. All along the roads are stone fences, most 100s of years old, and nearly all 'dry stacked.' Sheep dot the landscape even at the higher elevations. We have been told the higher parts of the combe is open grazing and each farmer who lives along the road are allowed to graze 70 sheep in the public area. As we drove across the beautiful landscape I imagined that it isn't really that much different than driving across the Ozarks. The main difference, of course, is that the 'fells' of the Ozarks are covered by trees.