We woke up to a beautiful sunny day last Thursday so we thought we'd make the most of it and head off to the coast.
We love the Yorkshire coast, it's a wonderful place to be on a sunny day.
Our first port of call was Whitby, home of Whitby Abbey, Bram Stoker's inspiration for Dracula. We never head for the beach at Whitby, there's so many interesting shops both in the new part of town and along the older streets, it's the perfect place for a wander.
Not the best picture because of the reflections on the glass, but I couldn't resist taking a photo of this crocheted teddy bear sitting on a deck chair in a shop window.
After a good stroll round we decided to head on up the coast to Sandsend where's there's a fabulous dog friendly beach.
Although it was lovely and sunny, there was a bit of a breeze, so I thought it would be the perfect day to get number 11 crossed off my 50 Before 50 list and Fly a kite. We'd bought one when we were on holiday in Lincolnshire but never got the chance to use it, here was my opportunity.
Mick and Eleanor looking very puzzled, it's a good job I knew what I was doing.
I had to show them how it was done, though Eleanor says she hasn't laughed so much for a long time after seeing me running down the beach trying to get the kite airborne.
I managed it though, up it went and up it stayed.
The kite casting its shadow on the beach.
Archie was more than happy to amuse himself whilst we were busy with the kite. He loves spending time on the beach, he has a little paddle, plays with other dogs and dries off whilst sunbathing.
I think it took it out of him on Thursday though, he was a rather tired dog in the car on the way home and he slept very well that night.
The journey home takes us over the North York Moors where I just managed to catch the tail end of the train which had recently set off from Goathland station.
It's a stunning area.
The scenic route certainly beats motorways.
It was another lovely day out and it was actually sunny enough for me to catch the sun on my face. Mind you, I only have to look at the sun and I turn a nasty shade of pink.