Three Tuns Hotel
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The hardest part of starting a new travel blog is the start.
In every Han for himself I had the
advantage of being on a plane to Beijing with a plateful -ok a spoonful of caviar in front of me, not to mention a harem of happy Dutch flight attendants intent on stuffing me to bursting point with stroopwaffels. This time I have a National Express.
It's interesting how as a teenager you flock to Amsterdam, by 30 it's Eindhoven,
From York, we took a Cook's tour (James Cook lived in Whitby and served his apprenticeship in Whitby) to Whitby. We loved Whitby so we parked the car for the day and walked to the Abbey, along the river, to the fish and chip shop (Bradley's - almost as good as Barts)and to the beach. After this we headed west and North to Newcastle. We are actually 10 ml west of Newcastle.
Our accommodation is a refurb of an 1878 built stables for a local doctor's house. Very roomy.
We leave Woodbridge and head to the coast visiting a couple of little towns along the way, Pretty scary roads but beautiful countryside. We make our way north and end up in Sunderland for the night which is on the coast. It raining and almost blizzard conditions when we arrive and very difficult to find accommodation, Eventually we get some and then rooms had to change because wifi wouldn't work, Enjoyed some nice fish and chips int he new ...
... in for a look around the harbour and cottages. Craster is tiny and less touristy than the Yorkshire resorts. As we reached the harbour wall I saw something black splash into the sea. I thought someone had fallen overboard but quickly realised there was no boat to fall out of. Then the splash reappeared and we could see that it was a pod of dolphins very close to the wall. They must have been following fish as they slowly drifted northwards accompanied by birds which ...
... 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 ...