Day 6 of our holiday, July 18th.
We headed off north, with picnic in tow, for Sandsend, a little town just north of Whitby. Although there appears to be free parking all along the front, the spaces available were at the wrong end so we drove on and found a large and empty car park right at the end of town. At £3 for 4 hours it was very cheap, although we didn't think we would be there for long.
It was dull and overcast when we arrived, so we had an early lunch and cup of tea, then headed off to the beach. Within 10 minutes we had to go back to the car with our trainers and waterproofs, and swap them for our croc flip flops.
The shoreline was all rocky and stony at one end, and sandy further along, just perfect!
Lots of rockpools, some were very deep!
Whelks, walking everywhere across the warm rocks
Even a stream flowing out into the sea!
Almost forgot the waterfall tumbling over the cliffs
We walked along the front, and I spotted this string of driftwood, hanging beneath a hotel window
They had some rather nice Millenium benches!
We stopped and had an ice cream, while sitting on a bench overlooking the sea. I did notice that here, rather thoughtfully, the benches were really close to the railings, so you could sit and look out to sea without having your view interrupted by passers by.
After meandering around for four hours, we headed inland to Ruswarp, as him indoors didn't fancy Sleights, too many hills, he said!
There's not really much in Ruswarp for the casual visitor, not even a car park, that we could see anyway. We had read about the dog called Ruswarp, but couldn't find the statue (I think we were looking in the wrong town!), We found a monk instead! He is carved out of wood.
There was an elevated section of railway over the river, it looked old.
A canoeing club
We finally left Ruswarp and headed back to the cottage. After tea we went for a walk as it was such a lovely evening. I spotted this tree, it's a little windy up there!
Fiddly the horse
This is Fiddly's best friend, a long horned cow. She had just calved (yes, that calf is just a week old!) so had been removed from Fiddly's field, the horse was a little upset at being separated from her playmate!
Another old cow!
Random shot of Staintondale
Another lovely end to a lovely day!