White Lodge Hotel
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Saturday was another clear sunny day, about 17 degrees with little wind. We set out from Filey after breakfast, about 9 am. Our destination was Whitby, the home of Captain Cook and birthplace of Bram Stoker amongst others. On the way we stopped at the romantic sounding Robin Hood's Bay which I had read about in our book about amazing places to see in Britain.
This is a small seaside town perched on a cliffside overlooking a wide bay which has great ...
... at the rear. Not the most glamorous room but big enough, with comfortable beds and coffee making facilities. All we need for the night. We booked in for two nights and the only draw back was our room was up two narrow staircases!
We then strolled down to the beach area. This is a very attractive stretch of coastline with the town situated between two large headlands. The northern one, called Carrnaze had a rocky outcrop called the Brygg ...
It's 04.00 and I cannot sleep, I'm I still in Canada time, probably not !! Do I admit that nerves may be settling in. !!!.
Day 1 commences, it's rained all day, not a good start, really think I could do with a pack horse, found one but he looks in worse shape than me, it's 1800 and we are camping down for the night after covering 19 miles ...
... afternoon all in one piece, dumped the backpacks at the B&B as we passed, walked straight down to the beach and threw our pebbles from the Irish Sea into the water, wet our boots, took photos, had a drink in Wainwright's Bar and wrote our names in the Coast to Coast book, climbed the steep hill home and got ready to meet our fellow walker friends at the pub next door. We had a lovely night with them ...
... to grow for the grouse to nest in, and also encourages new shoots for the sheep to graze on.
We always know when we are getting close to a village because the dog walkers start coming towards us. Mind you, they walk for miles so we can't get too excited too quickly. Anyway, at the end of the moor we found the picturesque village of Glaidsdale where we again helped the local economy by stopping for a cream tea, along with other weary walkers.