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Whitby

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  • Day101

    Down to the beach!

    September 26, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

    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!!Read more

  • Day100

    Whitby England

    September 25, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    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 ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

    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, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    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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  • Day9

    Whitby

    September 9, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    A wonderful day in Whitby. Warm and windy as we set off to locate a laundromat, due to there being no anticipated washing machine at the cottage. Walked about 25 minutes to the one we knew of and left our machine going while we had a coffee down the road. 30 minutes later and it was all done! Returned to set it up to dry before heading off for a walk up the 199 steps to the Abbey. The audio guide at the abbey was excellent and the scenery stunning. We stopped at the White Horse and Griffin for a drink before heading to the Captain Cook museum. It was in his original lodgings and very nicely laid out within the house. We left there for a fish and chip lunch (every restaurant specialises in them!) Numerous pirates were around including a couple with two brightly coloured parrots. The streets were so busy with people everywhere. We then made our way back to the cottage for a lovely rest and some downtime. We headed out again at 5 and topped our walking steps up to 20504 as we walked along the Whitby cliff tops and along the pier. Dinner was in the tiny pub at the end of our street overlooking the port. Whitby is a beautiful town, so full of character and seaside atmosphere.Read more

  • Day10

    Whitby

    September 10, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 14 °C

    Well what a bonus the extra day in Whitby was. Last night as we packed for Edinburgh we realised we had another night here! Got up a bit later and headed off in the car. Stopped for coffee and one of “ Dotty’s fruit scones’ at Staithes, a gorgeous little town on the coast north of Whitby. Best scones ever! Carried on up the coast to Middlesbrough to visit cousin Jane and her daughter. Over 30 years since I had seen her and was so pleased we went. Left there for the drive back over the North Yorkshire moors to Goathland, the location of Heartbeat and The first Harry Potter movie. The drive was up and down very narrow country roads and was very picturesque . Goathland was just beautiful with Aidensfield Hotel, complete with sheep wandering loose on the road outside, and the railway station straight from both. We were lucky to be there just as the steam train arrived. Such atmosphere! We carried on to Scarborough but it was a complete surprise, firstly because of its size( 600 000 people live there) secondly we were in the 5 pm traffic and thirdly it seemed pretty unattractive and hard to see its appeal. We drove on to another beautiful spot, Robin Hood’s Bay where we had dinner. This would be a good place to explore further in the daytime. Have re-checked our schedule and know we are off to Edinburgh tomorrow!lRead more

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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