We headed northwards and taking a different route instead of the usual motorway journey, for the first time we decided to go across the Humber Bridge
It was wonderful ....
We were the first people to stay in a newly let bungalow. The view was fabulous, you could sit inside looking out to Cayton Bay just up the road to the right
or watch the sea stretch for miles out to the horizon
and to the left in the distance was Scarborough
We wandered around Scarborough harbour with its castle high on the hill above
Across to the lovely lighthouse (we did hear the fog horn on Tuesday as the sea fog was terrible, we couldn't even see the end of the garden never mind the sea view!)
Around the tight bends and up to Olivers Mount where they hold car/bike racing events. It's open to the public on non-race days so DH took the car for a spin around the track pretending he was in a race :-)
The view is fabulous of the town and South bay from so high up - and you can see the harbour and castle. This headland separates North Bay (behind the castle) from South Bay
We sat a while on the steps at the bottom of the war memorial drinking from our flask and enjoying a cake from one of the many bakeries in the town soaking up the view and spotting places we knew.
Another day we crossed the moors, the weather changing at every turn from dark grey clouds
to sunshine and blue sky
Arriving at Grosmont Station, part of the North Yorkshire Moors railway we walked through the worlds earliest passenger railway tunnel built by George Stephenson to the engine sheds where you can watch men busy working on the engines.
It's a lovely old fashioned very small place with the countries oldest independent co-op little store still operating incorporating a post office now too.
A leisurely drive up the coast to Whitby - we've been here before and visited the Abbey high on the hill and up the 100 steps on a previous visit
so just had a walk around the harbour
and around the small quaint shops.
I'd taken some knitting with me and inside a tiny wool shop I found the perfect pink flower buttons for the waistcoat so finished that.
Long walks around North Bay (this is the other side of the castle headland) wrapped up warm against the wind
From here when looking out to see we spotted a dolphin playing with a seal. I was so excited to see it and watch it that the camera stayed in my bag so no snap to show you :-(
Sitting on the beach at Cayton Bay watching the surfers out to sea enjoy the waves (apparently its one of the few places they can surf at all hours of the day and all year so it's very popular). We enjoyed some quiet time listening to the waves and reading our books - see we did have some sunshine and blue skies.
A lovely, restful week, caught up on reading....
Knitting for me - a new pair of socks were started (and finished since I've been home)
All too soon it was time to head south again and home. We decided we would pay the toll charge to drive back over the Humber Bridge again and not succumb to the quicker route by motorway and of course the sun shone beautifully all the way home!
Since being home I've had a little accident. A silly fall and am suffering a crack to the collar bone so not a lot of stitching has been happening but I did add the green border to the LHN SAL before it happened.
I hope you've enjoyed seeing my holiday snaps. As one friend said, our generation used to enjoy a get together with friends/family when you came home from a holiday to look through the photographs in the album you took and chat about the things you saw, but with technology that's now a thing of the past.
I am way behind on blog reading again what with one thing and another, i'll catch up with you all soon.
Blessings to you all