With the weather forecast looking very uncertain, we decided we'd still head off to the Yorkshire coast yesterday as we'd planned. We didn't know whether we were doing the right thing but as it turned out, it wasn't a bad day at all.
We headed over the moors and took a little detour through Goathland, the fictional village of Aidendfield in Heartbeat.
There's some really pretty cottages here but I'm not sure I'd want to live in such a remote place.
There was a steam train in the station as we passed.
Our next port of call was Whitby, one of my favourite places.
I love all the little streets with an assortment of shops.
Since we last visited Whitby, a full size replica of HMS Discovery has taken up residence in the harbour. The Yorkshire born explorer, Captain James Cook, began his maritime career in Whitby and the Discovery, which he used to sail to Australia and New Zealand, was built there.
We couldn't go to the seaside and not have ice-cream, vanilla for me, I don't think you can beat it.
After a couple of hours in Whitby, we moved along the coast to Sandsend. We love the beach here, it's often deserted and is wonderful for dogs to have a good run around on.
It's also great for beachcombing, we always manage to find lots of sea glass here.
Eleanor found a fossil this time.
The sea was a little cold for Archie's liking, especially as he had been to see the groomer at the start of the week so his fur is very short just now.
He did love the time he spent on the beach though.
He loves having so much open space to run around.
After an hour at Sandsend we got back in the car and headed down the coast to Scarborough.
After wondering if the weather would hold, it started to get a little cloudy and the wind had got up.
Even this gull was having problems negotiating the gusts.
The weather did hold though. It was a lovely day out and after a quick pound in the 2p slots, we headed home.
One little dog was so exhausted that he crashed out on Eleanor's boyfriend and even left half of his tea when we got home.
He slept well last night!
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