The weather had been quite stable - blue sky for the whole weekend. So finally, it is a good time to go for a short excursion on Sunday. The Fountains Abbey is not far from Leeds, north of Harrogate, near Ripon. It takes about one hour by car.
The air is still crisp and cold, some of the ground in the shadow is frozen. But many people are out, walking on the grounds of the Fountains Abbey and the Studley Royal park.