Mick has been watching the weather forecast for the last few days and decided that today was the day if we wanted to take a trip to the seaside. I'm glad I listened to him because we headed off to Whitby and it was a glorious day. What a difference from yesterday, we were all in t shirts.
I've never seen Whitby so busy. I expected it would have been busy yesterday because of the bank holiday, but never expected so many people to be visiting today.
I love all the little shops in Whitby. They sell such a variety of goodies that I could spend a whole day just looking in them all. One of my favourites is Bobbins wool, crafts and antique shop. It's housed in an old church hall and there's so many treasures to discover in there.
I didn't buy anything in Bobbins this time, but did buy something in Whitby Galleries. We've recently decorated our staircase and thought that this picture of Whitby's 199 steps would be just the thing to adorn the landing at the top of the stairs. I thought it quite apt.
After a walk around the other side of the harbour, we decided to head off to pastures new.
We discovered Sandsend, to the North of Whitby, last year.
It's great for dog walking, a great expanse of sand, and the sea is close by, which Archie approves of.
Archie loves a little paddle but isn't so keen on big waves and makes a sharp exit when he sees one coming.
A stone skimming competiton was held, I think Daniel won.
We all did a bit of beachcombing.
Even Archie likes beachcombing.
I added plenty of sea glass to my collection today.
Oh I do like to be beside the seaside, beside the sea.