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River Esk

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  • Day101

    Down to the beach!

    September 26, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Finally late this afternoon the fog cleared just long enough for us to see the beach! And what a surprise! All these coloured little beach huts lined up. It's a way down the cliff to the water- we walked but it can also be accessed via a lift. By the time we walked along the beach a little to the peer, the fog had set in again with the wind! Cold!!

  • Day111

    Whitby, UK

    September 25, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Whitby is a seaside town in Yorkshire, northern England. On the East Cliff, overlooking the North Sea, the ruined Gothic Whitby Abbey stands. It was Bram Stoker’s inspiration for “Dracula”. Nearby is the Church of St. Mary, reached by 199 steps.
    James Cook moved here as an 18 yr old and became a trainee with a local shipping firm and as Captain Cook, two of the vessels he used on his voyages – ‘Resolution’ and ‘Endeavour’ were built in Whitby.
    Alan and I stopped in Whitby for a few hours in 2014 while touring the Yorkshire moors so we really wanted to come here again to see more of it. The locals here are very friendly - they love a chat. Today we woke up to thick fog and it has hung around all day. We haven't been able to see the sea today which is just across the road! Visibility: 0!
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  • Day112

    Yorkshire Moors - Heartbeat country

    September 26, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    The North York Moors is a national park in North Yorkshire, England, containing one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the United Kingdom. It covers an area of 554 sq mi (1,430 km2), and has a population of 23,380.
    We stopped at Goathland in the heart of the North York Moors, a lovely little village that attracts a lot of attention. Goathland doubled as the fictional Aidensfield in the very popular tv series Heartbeat. We were three of about 200 tourists wandering up and down "Heartbeat" memory lane....but it never seemed too crowded. Good fun!Read more

  • Day112

    Whitby - now you see it! Now you don't!

    September 26, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Finally the fog lifted and before us was a beautiful vista of sea, sand, cliffs and jetty. We rushed over to walk along the sand and admire the view....and then we watched as the fog started enveloping our beautiful view. Incredibly in about five minutes we could not see the water or the town again but watching the fog swallow the view was amazing. Regardless, Whitby is a great place to visit and relax. A place you want to go back to.Read more

  • Day100

    Whitby England

    September 25, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    We've arrived in the U.K. 🇬🇧 After a very early start this morning we caught a flight to London, picked up our car and headed north for a 4.5 hour drive to Whitby on the coast in the Yorkshire Downs & Moors. The weather is a little bleak today but great scenery.

  • Day100

    Captain Cook

    September 25, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Captain Cook came to Whitby when he was 18 years old to start his seaman training. All the boats, including the Endeavour, where built here in Whitby. There is a memorial to him given jointly by Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

  • Day32

    Bloody Beck Hill, Lousy Hill Lane ...

    September 24, 2016 in the United Kingdom

    Just some of the roads I've driven on today.

    I started by checking out Goathland station, also known as Hogsmeade station. I think Grosmont is nicer.

    A short drive took me to Whitby. I was really surprised at how close it is. I started with a trip in the old lifeboat out of the harbour to a bouy in the ocean. So I've officially been out into the North Sea!

    There were a lot of families crabbing off the harbour walls. Most had little mesh bags with meat in them at the end of a hand line. Everyone seemed to be catching crabs with great regularity. They were quite small and the catching is for fun only, they throw them back.

    One if the guys on the lifeboat recommended a fish and chip shop for lunch. On the boat he was telling us as a kid they ate fish everyday and only had meat on Sundays, a bit different to mutton everyday with occasional fish for me growing up.

    The fish and chips was nice. I do find it amusing that peas are offerred/come with every meal in England. I turned down the peas, curry sauce and gravy. The tartare sauce was good though.

    Around the corner was the Captain Cook museum. There wasn't a lot of information there but it was interesting to see a shipmaster's house.

    Then up to the headland to Whitby Abbey. I do wonder what all these ruins would be like if Henry VII hadn't interfered. I am beginning to recognise the layout of an abbey now. The location is spectacular.

    Today was meant to include the whole North Yorkshire coast so Robin Hood's bay was next. It is at the top of a cliff. I tried to get down to the beach but came to a dead end about 2/3 the way down. There were lots of rocky pools and kids with nets looking for creatures.

    I could see Robin Hood's bay from Ravenscar, there isn't a lot there.

    Scarborough was interesting and I wish I could have spent much more time there. I could see signs of the magnificient spa town it must have been including a tramway and funicular to get from the top of the cliff to the beach. Robin Hood's bay could do with one of these!

    I headed back to Goathland while it was still light. Fortunately it was still light when I met a landrover on a single lane road while going uphill. I was the one who had to do the reversing.

    Tea was in the Goathland hotel (aka The Aidensfield Arms). I tried black pudding - okay but I was expecting a more salami style taste. The main of silverside of beef with yorkshire pudding produced roast beef, not what I would call silverside. It was nice with horseradish sauce.

    Goathland station
    Whitby lighthouse
    Whitby Abbey
    Robin Hood's bay
    Goathland Hotel
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