Remember how it looked at the beginning of April?
We walked down through the fields
to the river,
one of my favourite places.
It involves stepping on stones to cross the water,
something that I can still just about manage to do without falling in!
Midweek we drove to Whitby on the east coast to stay with brother and sister-in-law, (where we were spoilt rotten!) Their holiday apartment is set on the river with lots to look at from the windows.
It is just a pleasant walk away from the centre of the town.
We climbed the 199 steps up to the abbey
and looked at the weathered tomb stones
then walked back down via the donkey path.
which is steep!
There had been a bad landslip on the hillside a while ago, threatening the famous kipper smoke house below. Can you see the metal mesh put in place to stop further erosion? There were no kippers for sale.
Then we walked to the other side of the town.
(These days countless Draculas, vampires and the like descend on Whitby every halloween.)
The jaw bone of a whale, a present from Alaska, frames the abbey
and close by is a statue of Captain Cook.
(Those seagulls get everywhere.)
After all that strolling we went to Botham's tea shop
The ladies told us the history of the shop
and I studied the 'fancies'.
There were lots of tasty things to buy.
Himself 'took' afternoon tea.
Not bad, considering he'd had a fish and chip supper the previous evening!
I had fish pie.
When you're in Whitby you have to eat at Trenchers.
What's not to like!