Time to drive to the hostel up by the magnificent abbey and St Mary's church perched on the cliff top. We were soon settled into excellent en-suite rooms and heading down for a 'swift half' in The Duke of York at the foot of the famous 199 steps leading down from the abbey. Somewhat refreshed we then wandered round to The Magpie for our evening meal. The Magpie does a full menu, specialising in fish and sea food, but, for me, it has to be haddock, chips and peas (fried in delicious batter if you are reading this and not English!!). As usual the meal was outstanding and only needed the ritual walk along the pier to walk off the meal and then the climb back up the abbey steps, never as easy as on the way down!!
After a comfortable night and excellent breakfast it was time for the shops for some and photography for me followed by coffee and then a potter on the beach at Sandsend; always a good spot for sea glass and photography. Our excellent couple of days break finished with a visit to Pickering before the drive home.
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|The abbey from the youth hostel.|
|The hostel serpent.|
A sculpture from a carving in an oak beam
found when the house was refurbished.
|Robin Hoods Bay looking towards Ravenscar headland.|
|The beach Robin Hoods Bay.|
|Looking towards Ravenscar.|
|Sandsend, looking towards Whitby.|
|Whitby old town and St Mary's Church.|
|Whitby Pier at sunset.|
|Twilight from the top of the Abbey Steps.|
|Whitby lobset pots.|
|Whitby from the East Pier.|
|Kippers are still smoked in Henrietta Street.|