Monday, 29 August 2011

Windy Whitby

We woke to a blue sky an so it was off to Whitby as planned. The rain was replaced with a strong wind but that was a happy trade off after the past two days of downpours.
Arrived at the car park near the Marina at about 10:30 and there was already only a few parking spaces – and the longest queue you’ve ever seen for the two pay machines. If we had left it another 15 minutes or so before we left Marton we’d have been driving round looking for a parking space.
Whitby Abbey with circling birds
First stop was Marie Antoinettes for a latte and a piece of lemon cake to set us up for the bracing walk onto the pier and then up to the Abbey. This is by far the busiest we have ever seen Whitby. In all of our previous visits it’s never been a weekend and definitely never a Bank Holiday weekend. By the afternoon the narrow streets were so crowded that you were queuing to walk down the road – that was something new to experience.
After a good walk around the shops, up to the Whale bones and halfway along the 2nd pier – it was almost too windy to stand up the further you got out – we headed for Hadleys Fish restaurant for a bite to eat before heading back to the cottage.
After watching the highlights of one of the better Grand Prix races (The Belgium) we watched the Cycling and then headed off home to beat the Bank Holiday Monday chaos that I am sue will ensue on the roads. A home game with Ilkeston tomorrow should finish the bank Holiday off nicely although I doubt the ‘on field action’ will be nice as it's a local derby with pride as well as points at stake. I fancy Belper to turn it on today - time will tell. 

Other snaps from the weekend can be seen here: Yorkshire Weekend

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