East Ayton Lodge
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... a lady who had 2 ferrets. They sleep 20 hours a day but she would take them out for a stroll on the wall for some exercise. It was hilarious. We also stopped and had hazelnut and chocolate gelato, it was delicious. The man even gave us a free scoop of berry sorbet which was awesome. It definitely made up for lunch. Then we got back on the bus and headed to Whitby. It was another 2 hour bus ride where I couldn't see much but ...
... and the fireworks. Bed just after midnight. Up at 6.15 and on the road by 6.45. The 2 hours drive was just 1.45, the wind that had howled during the night had blown away the clouds giving a great drive until the Hole of Horcum where there were low clouds and I wondered if that's what the day would be like. The course was changed this year as the village hall in Ravenscar was being out grown by the popularity of the race so we headed to Fylingdales Village Hall in ...
Started of the day at the local gym with Jo. Then back home for a nice breakfast. Off to Bridlington for the afternoon to see John & Trish. Had s nice lunch at Rags. It was very nice overlooking the harbour just down from the wedding venue. After lunch we went for a walk thru the old town where they have just finished filming the Dad's Army movie. Back home for some takeaway Thai then a early night ready for New ...
... sleepy drive landed us back in York (after some round-about debacles of course) where we dropped off our stuff and then caught the bus to the Chocolate Story where we had a tour on the history of chocolate in York (they make 5 million Kit Kats a day). We also found out that Terry's chocolate oranges were created in York and that they headed up WW1 chocolate production.
We got to make our own chocolate bars and watched ...
... which catered to both priests and nuns, it was laid waste by the Danes in 867. Eventual the ruins were rebuilt by an ex soldier turned monk. It flourished until 1540 when King Henry V111 ordered many such churches and Abbeys disolutioned. The ruins of the abbey were still an impressive land mark to many and are said to be one of the inspirations of Bram Stokers Dracula, standing in the ruins today you can very easily see how the imposing structures could inspire ...