Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Seaside Days

We had our holiday in Robin Hood's Bay last week. We were there
for a whole week and, as in every stay and every visit, we were
 very happy and we had the loveliest time.

We did all the usual things: building sand castles, beach combing,
exploring rock pools, fossil hunting and paddling in the sea. All
simple but full of fun.

We also did some new things this time. We had a barbecue one
 evening near the top of the village looking out to the sea and we
 walked as far as Boggle Hole at the southern end of the bay.
We've never been before and were quite delighted by the old
 smugglers cove and the newly refurbished youth hostel there, particularly the cafe. I also managed a spot of crochet in
the sunshine, working on the first two rows of another
Honeycomb Lace shawl

There was one afternoon when it was too wet and windy to be outdoors
and we stayed in. Our holiday cottage was a cozy home away from home. But mostly when it rained it wasn't too bad.  With wellies and anoraks, we carried on as usual by the shore.

No holiday in the coast is complete without a trip to Whitby and
we went a couple of times. We parked near the Abbey and walked
 down the 199 steps to the Shambles.

Wandering down a little street we found the best smoked kippers
 in town. We love a breakfast with eggs and kippers on seaside
 holidays and these were fantastic. And the girls were brilliant walking
down and up again on those many steps to the Abbey. I was very impressed with them actually.

We really loved this holiday by the sea. Our days were easy and
 carefree, and we were able to relax. I don't think we'll ever tire of
going to this part of the Yorkshire Coast.

 The village in Robin Hood's Bay is only small but its higgledy
 piggledy lanes and old stone cottages are lovely and charming.
The beach and the surrounding countryside are beautiful too.
 The bay's history (it's smugglers and shipwrecks galore) as well
as the geography make it a place we're interested in and
we're happy to be at for days and weeks.

Maybe when the kids are older we'll travel farther for holidays,
maybe even go abroad. For now though we're just happy to keep
going back to the same place year after year.

We didn't go on family vacations when I was a child so I really
treasure these holidays I'm able to have now with my own family.
 And I feel lucky that we've found somewhere to go back to every year,
 a sort of home away from home where we can relive happy memories
every time we return. We're not planning yet when we'll go back
but we know that sometime over the next twelve months we'll be
in Robin Hood's Bay again. We'll be doing the usual things and
 for sure it will be another lovely holiday.


  1. I love the comfort of going back to the same place again and again. Your holidays look lovely and I am glad you enjoyed it. I do love your sandals. x

  2. It really looks wonderful, Marion. I'm so glad you had a nice time. We didn't take vacations either when I was growing up so it has been important to me to travel with my children and let them experience new places. I'm happy to know you understand that too.

  3. Glad you had a wonderful time!!! I love your sandals!! xx

  4. Such beautiful pictures, glad you had such a nice time. You've really made me want to head to that part of the UK, I've never been! We always went to the same place each year when we were young, Pembrokeshire, and it's so special to all of us :) I also love those yellow sandals!! lookign forward to seeing the new shawl :) xx

  5. It all looks so perfect. You've made me want to visit that part of the Yorkshire coast now! Despite living in Leeds for 14 years, we didn't go to the coast that often and never holidayed there. I'd like to, it looks like my kind of break. Apart from one visit to France, all our holidays with children have been in the UK and I never feel that we've missed out on anything (apart from maybe a little sun.) x

  6. Your children will treasure these memories too, Marion. xx

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