Tuesday, August 4, 2015

London

We are in London

and about to go home.

We are staying somewhere different,

not in the leafy, flower laden terraces we stayed at the beginning.

That was Camden, close to Kings Cross and lots of the action.

This time we are south of the Thames and east.

 

 

It's all hard edges here but thrilling don't you think?

I love the Shard. I would love to stay there.

Or maybe it is better to look from here.

To go up to the viewing tower is 25 pound

Or to go to the 52nd floor for a drink is a 30 pound minimum spend.

To look across from my hotel is free!

 

Saturday, August 1, 2015

A quick look at.....

Since we finished the walk we hired a car but have hung around in the general area for a closer look.

On one of the days we headed up towards Middlesbrough but swerved east to visit the coastal towns.

I think my favourite is Staithes.

 

Once one of the largest fishing ports in England Staithes is nestled in a coves
and it only becomes visible as you descend the steep road.
There are resting points built into the walls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Too many photos?

You decide which ones should be voted off then.

 

 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Are you still there?

We are still here and thinking how fortunate we have been.

After finishing our little walk we have had a couple of days in Robin Hood's Bay

and Whitby and then a couple of days in York.

York is lovely town but in rained for 2 days non stop.

You have to be committed to sight- see in that kind of weather.

So glad we had fine weather for most of our walk. So glad.

Yesterday it fined up a bit.

 

 

 

 

A blog post about clouds? Why not?

I forgot to say we have a car for a few days. Lucky.

 

Monday, July 27, 2015

Whitby and York

Have you had enough?

I was going to stop blogging for a while now we have finished our walk.

It was so good!

My plan is to do one of those book / blog things to remember it

but having a blog is so handy for me to keep the memories in order

otherwise one great day blurs into the next.

And anyway at least those at home know I am still ok as long as I keep the blogging up.

So I think I will just scrap book random things for a while.

We stayed around Whitby for a couple of days after the walk. It has been the stage for quite a few TV shows I think and for good reason. It is very picturesque, better find a good photo....

Sorry, it would have looked better in the photo if someone had turned on the sunlight.

And it has a beautiful abbey, in ruins, which I might do a whole post on a quiet day as I took so many photos.

 

And there is the lovely tea rooms, Bothams.

The mountain climber tested the vanilla slice.

Lucky as it was the last one they had left.

 

I am finding the roof tops particularly inspiring. Back to house quilt idea.

And today we came to York on the trains.

Oh I love trains!

This is the view from our window over the roof tops in the old town.

As soon as we arrived we took a free 2 hour walking tour, in the rain.

The upside? Not many people to clutter up my photos.

I love that bench and I think it's my new favourite colour.

And here's a sneak preview of the Minster.

 

Friday, July 24, 2015

Egton Bridge to Robin Hood's Bay

20.5 Miles or 32.7 kilometres

We are here! We made it!

It seemed such a long way.

 

 

 

Our first sighting of Whitby Abbey and the North Sea.

And over the empty moors.

See those power lines? Hold that thought.....

And here we are looking back at them after 2 hours of walking.

At last we sighted the coast up close but had more than hour to walk.

 

 

But still more up and down.....

And then last, hoping the weather would hold, we saw our destination.

 

 

And most important of all:

we wet our boots in the ocean!