Gorgeous Yorkshire Countryside, Lovely Cottages, and a visit to Dalby Forest

This posting is out-of-sync with my travels and was originally scheduled to post on August 3rd. I have traded it with Norwich to add more variety into the mix. Thank you for reading!
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Some lovely cottages near Scarborough in Yorkshire.
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Notice the mailbox within the rock wall is from Victoria’s era.
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I love these little honour-system sales racks along the roads. Please put bills under a rock so they don’t blow away.
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Another honour-system display. This person is selling plants for 50p (75 cents).
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A lovely couple I met at the country hotel suggested I drive through Dalby forest rather than simply follow my Sat Nav to get to Castle Howard. What a fantastic suggestion that was, I really enjoy the gorgeous countryside on the way to Dalby Forest, and then the forest itself was also peaceful and handsome.
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Especially nice was there was very little traffic through here. I was able to pull-over whenever I liked to take a photo. That usually seems awkward or impossible when traffic is coming in both directions and cars are on your tail. This was a wonderful drive. On a Tuesday in June.
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The little specs are sheep.
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Look who I came across! Just kidding, that’s just me.
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Another honour-system cart, this one has lots of offerings from a small family farm. In addition to trusting passers-by with the items, they also trust them with cash. Money is provided so you can make your own change. I hope everyone is good at maths! (In the UK math is plural.)
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When you extend trust to people, they tend to honour that trust. People are more likely to steal when you suspect them of stealing. These honour-system set-ups remind me of a lovely English-style tea house North of Toronto in Kleinburg. There, customers help themselves to scones, cakes, tea, coffee, and pastries set-up individually-priced but buffet style. On exiting, the customer tells the cashier what they took. There is a nice feeling there, it feels like a step back in time. That’s how I feel here too. A time when strangers trusted each other. How lovely.
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If you visit Dalby forest, try to have some time to walk some trails or hire a bicycle. I was visiting Castle Howard later today so I didn’t have time to stop. The drive was lovely anyway, day ticket to pass through the forest was £7.
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Yorkshire has plenty of lovely countryside and perhaps many of the iconic type of cottages that North Americans imagine is England. In reality England is a modern country with mostly modern city dwellers living modern lives, so it is a treasure to come upon these picturesque towns, villages, and countryside that beacons to an earlier era. A must visit
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