After a wonderful week in Grassington we moved on to Whitby.
Of course the draw to visit was its tie with Captain Cook.
We rented an old fisherman's cottage right in the middle of the Old Town just in from the beach you can see in these two photos.
The previous two photos were taken from the other side of the inlet near these whale bones - a popular spot with terrific views …..
in both directions.
And here's a replica of Captain Cook's ship "Endeavour"
Not full size so tinier than what to us was a small ship anyway to venture across such dangerous seas.
From Whitby we visited Castle Howard - very impressive
with lovely gardens though it was a very windy , freezing day which didn't encourage much exploration.
On another day we walked along the coastal path to Robin Hood's Bay.
First we climbed to the majestic Abbey ruins then starting off where you see that signpost in the photo below.
Six to seven miles along the cliff tops
on a clearly made and well maintained path with wonderful views.
Do you like Tony's new hat?
He wore it every day from then on.
He thought it made him look like a local !!
This was our reward at the end of the walk - the prettiest pub beer garden with a wonderful view.
The township of Robin hood's Bay was directly below - one road winding in and out .
Thankfully there is a bus to take you back to Whitby - a hugely overpriced tourist trap but this girl wasn't walking another 7 miles back !!!