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... Staithes is where he started work - for the local grocer - and where he got a taste for things nautical by watching the coming and goings in the harbour. We have visited the place of his childhood, Great Ayton, where he went to school. His mother and various siblings are buried in the graveyard of the norman (11th century) church which we visited along with the museum in honour of the esteemed captain. However the big ...
... huts and Traci struck up a conversation with a couple who have been coming to Whitby for the past 20 years and have an allocated beach hut. They told us about the huts and how they owned by the local council and you can rent one out for the summer three months, for 600 pounds and there is a long waiting list each year. The huts come completely empty and you can fit them out anyway you want however they are very small and do not fit beds ...
... Great Ayton as it is the boyhood town of Captain James Cook and there are a number of monuments and museums dedicated to him.
Today is Friday, and we decided to make it a very easy day by staying at the apartment, catching up on our blogs, washing and resting after a couple of big weeks.
This afternoon we ventured out and walked around the very pretty village of Great Ayton and saw some of the sights ...
... disturbed the guest who was likely to be inside. Silly me. He said he wondered why we hadn't come in to use the toaster.)
We went into town, and we made for the Captain Cook Museum, which we had found yesterday evening when we were exploring the town. Cook wasn't born here, nor even raised here, but he spent his apprenticeship here, under the tutelage and at the home of a Mr John Walker, whose home is now the museum. Cook remained friends with the Walkers, and there ...
Our day started with a morning walk in the village. Jackson and I enjoyed checking out our first red telephone box and greeting some local sheep.
Before long, it was "all aboard" and we piled into George and Annette's Land Cruiser and hit the English roads again. Our destination today was Whitby. Now, we do like to visit the seaside and we were thus a little excited. The weather was a little cool, maximum ...