Day 7 of our holiday, 19th July
Our last full day in Yorkshire and we wanted to keep it simple, so headed off to Scarborough, the North Bay as him indoors does not like the commercial South Bay! Once again, the weather was slightly overcast, maybe a bit drizzly, but by 10.30 the clouds were breaking up and the sun was peeping through.
We found the statue related to the fisherman in Filey, he sits gazing out to sea on the North Bay.
You are supposed to sit on the bench next to him, but the seat was very wet!
We had a paddle, the sea was very cold
Then we headed back to the car, which we had parked on the front for £2 for an hour, had a coffee and a cake, then headed off home to freshen up for lunch at the Bryherstones Inn at Cloughton.
The inn had stables attached which are now part of the pub itself. The horses are long gone but the cobbled floor remains, as well as the hay rack on the wall.
The food was stunning. We had a catch of the day, which turned out to be haddock, and Whitby scampi. The meal arrived pretty quickly and was freshly prepared. We also had another plate of chips, which I forgot to photograph.
The whole lot was only £22.90.
Afterwards we went for a little stroll down the road. These black goats were in a field opposite the inn.
There were quite a few of them and they were funny little things!
After lunch, we went back to the cottage and spent a while packing, before having tea and then popping up the coast to Stoupe Beck sands, an area that the couple in the adjacent holiday cottage had told us about. You can actually walk from Boggle hole, but the tide was in so we drove down the cliff to park. This drive is not for the faint hearted! It was very steep in places as you start from a road which is as high as 1000 feet above sea level, at Ravenscar. In places it levels off and is quite flat, like where we met this...
...a peacock, at one of the farms on the way down. At the bottom of the road is Stoupe Bank farm, the farmer allows visitors to park in his yard from 8am to 8pm for a small fee of £1 which you put in an honesty box
Then you have to walk down 130 steps and a steep slope to get to the sea!
Of course, when you get there you have a lovely little beach, and great views all to yourselves, so it's well worth the hairy ride and all the steps.
There were some stopping places along the road down, but going back we didn't want to stop as it was so steep. At the top we saw spectacular views, and this little fella!
We passed this windmill, which is up for sale but well over our budget. It has a spectacular view and would make a great hotel or holiday rental.
Back at our holiday cottage, we enjoyed our last spa bath before bed. We have had a wonderful time in North Yorkshire and plan to return next year.