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Whitby

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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.

  • Day714

    A trip to Whitby and reupholstering

    June 10 in the United Kingdom

    One of the reasons we decided to hole up at a campsite was to give Vicky time (and electricity) to get the sewing machine out and attempt to reupholster the bench cushion, whose cream leatherette surface had begun to flake, leaving trails of what looked like porridge oats strewn over the floor and stuck to our clothing! Will had worked out how much new material we'd need and we found the right stuff in Dunelm. The cushion was a tricky U shape so Vicky had taken the time consuming but easier option of deconstructing the original, effectively giving her 6 templates to draw around on the new fabric.

    Needing new thread, Will searched online and found a craft store in nearby Whitby, so to the coast we went! Being a Saturday, we set off straight after breakfast and managed to find a place to park. The car park had recently put up 'no overnight parking' signs but we were ok for a few hours. Will knew Whitby a little from when he used to live in Goole but it had changed considerably since he last visited, with new buildings making it feel more crowded, although the iconic ruined abbey still towered over the town. The river mouth was busy so we had a mooch along the highstreet, taking the opportunity to peruse the charity shops you don't see so much on the European mainland. There were a few bakers, a greengrocer and butchers but we felt this area was lacking in individuality and character. Turning off the mainstreet and wending our way up a steep hill, we found Whitby Crafts and a hint of that unique personality that lodges a town in your memory. A small shop, packed floor to ceiling with fabric and tools of the trade, this haberdashery was run by someone who knew a lot more about sewing than either of us! She was able to give advice and we came away with what we wanted, as well as things we hadn't realised we'd need, such as specialist leather needles.

    By this time it was beginning to get very busy and the density of people intensified as we made our way back towards the waterfront. We'd thought we might have fish and chips but neither of us felt hungry enough so we picked up a pasty and a slice of quiche from a butchers and ate them looking out over the river mouth, where tour boats took on passengers, ready to pass between the two lighthouses, standing sentry-like, on tall stone walls, at the point where river became sea.

    Neither of us like crowds and by now it was very crowded, so it was time to make our exit. We'd parked by the railway line and as we approached, a steam engine was backing into the station, grey smoke billowing from its shining black chimney. We saw it, or another just like it, powering through the green valley as we took the long way back to the campsite, soaking up the dappled summer shade of mature oaks reaching accross the road and the open rolling moorland.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Whitby, Strēoneshalh, ویتبای, ウィットビー, 휘트비, Vitbis, Уитби

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