It was 4:30pm and I decided now that all the chores were done it was time to get out and enjoy this bank holiday weekend weather.
First port of call was Whitby (well I fancied some fish n' chips and where better to get and enjoy some!) When I arrived it was about 5:45pm and Whitby was buzzing....! Couldn't see the pavements for bodies - I've never seen it so busy! So the decision was made. Get our supper, eat and move onto my most favourite place in the world. I have a few favourite places - but this ranks up there with the rest of them. One of the others is Garlieston in Scotland, so therefore a trip must be due ;-) (Ps. the fish n' chips was lovely :))
Next port of call - Staithes. (left photos and top right) I absolutely love this place, it holds very special childhood memories for me and I can quite happily sit here for hours just watching the waves lap the shore and harbour rocks all day long. The harbour is quaint and the whole place is just so picturesque. It's like stepping back in time, nothing modern here in appearance and I imagine in it's day it was a very busy fishing harbour. I first discovered this place as a ten year old after the sudden passing of my mother and was brought here by the local Church group that takes young kids away to give a widowed parent time to grieve and sort things out without having to worry about their children and this was how Staithes came to be a very big part in my life. Despite the lose of my mother I spent time with other kids in the same boat as me and our carers for the week made it so much fun and created great memories! I stayed here for about one hour and enjoyed the tranquility of it all :)
When we left Staithes it was onto Saltburn and I knew the cafe would still be open by the pier and we just made it in time for a cuppa tea.... I drank my tea and watched the sun set (photos - right middle & bottom) yet again listening to the waves kissing the shores "Good Night". There's something so magical about witnessing the birth of a new day and equally as it approaches the eve of another.
Got home in good time and although I was only out for about six hours it felt like I had been away for the whole weekend, so relaxed and at peace. Thank you for reading :)