Tuesday, 30 September 2014

By the Sea

We spent a very happy afternoon in Robin Hood's Bay last weekend.
We've had a soft spot for this little fishing village on the Yorkshire
Coast ever since we first came here three years ago. It's just perfect
for the sort of family holidays that we like and we're always happy
to come back even for just half a day.

We parked at the top of the village and made our way down to the
bay, past little shops, cafes, holiday cottages and Dollies, a sweet
shop, and the life boat museum right on the beach front.

Then we were on the beach!

We couldn't have timed it better. The tide had just gone out and we
had this whole stretch of sand waiting for us. It was warm and sunny
 and we had beautiful blue skies too. It was the perfect day to be
 by the sea.

After days of being poorly our girls were finally feeling better and it was
 lovely to see them playing in the warm sunshine. We collected shells
 and stones, built sand castles, and explored the rock pools together. 
We had so much fun.

When we left the tide was beginning to come in and we had two
tired but happy girls.  We've had a great time and we know that
next year we'll be back here again, maybe in spring or in the summer.

We then spent the rest of our weekend in Whitby where we had another
lovely day by the sea. Hope to be back with a post about that soon.

'Oh! We do like to be beside the seaside.
We do like to be beside the sea!..'


  1. Sounds like a lovely afternoon was had by all! Lovely photos too and glad your girls are feeling better.
    Marianne x

  2. Glad you had a great time and that you are all better again! xx

  3. It looks like a lovely day out. I'm glad everyone is feeling well now. Your girls have such pretty, shiny hair.

  4. You just can't beat a day on the beach. And we've been so lucky with the weather to be able do it in September!

  5. Whitby and the East Coast is just wonderful. Such lovely photos.