This weekend we were in York where it was frosty mornings but very bright and sunny. On Sunday we decided a trip to Whitby was on the cards, good for photography, lots of nice coves along that part of the Yorkshire coast. However the weather had different ideas. The drive over the North York Moors was glorious, they were even burning off some of the heather. Then we saw Whitby Abbey in the distance, or the top of it poking through mist, very artistic but I think you would have needed a stronger lens than even my photographer has. We should have turned back then. Once we had found a parking space, no mean feat but it was free! We walked down past the Captain Cook monument to the harbour where this was the best picture we could get!
You couldn’t see one side of the Harbour from the other. To make it worse the place was, not unusually, packed and there were queues at all the open eateries so we decided to push on further north to Sandsend and Staithes. Needless to say the above photograph is all we managed, once you approached all these places you could see the mist just peeping above the surrounding fields then you dropped down into it. So all in all a wasted journey photograph wise but the air was a bit fresher than that in a big city.
The weekend wasn’t completely wasted we managed a very nice brunch in Bettys and my hair is slightly more respectable. Its always worrying when your hairdresser says “hasn’t it grown”!
Poor thing is somewhat bemused, and a tad disgusted, by her first Appraisal form, you don’t expect one of these at the age of 70! So would I be.