Beautiful North Yorkshire
Trip Start Jun 26, 2012
20Trip End Sep 12, 2012
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Where I stayed
The Kings Head Newton Under Roseberry
.1 Aug.Where did July go??This morning we have white cloud and bits of blue sky, breakfast at 9am
which is a quiet sea side place; nice sands and good views on the East Coast.Had a ride to the top in the interesting Cliff lift built in 1884, the original lift was a vertical lift which lifted a cage and 20 people 120 feet to the top of the cliff, the current one is a water balance design was refurbished in 1998. Had a quick drink in "The Ship" which had a beer called Tetley's imperial but I think it is the old Tetley's mild re branded. We then drove on to Staithes which is a very picturesque North Yorkshire fishing village featured on many calendars, where there is a cottage that James Cook (1728-1779) used to work as a young grocer's assistant before he went to sea. It is one of those very steep walk down the hill places where you have no option but to park at the top.Had a light lunch in a pub called Cod & Lobster at the waters edge and walked back up to the the car and took some good photos on the way.Drove back to B&B over the moors by 4pm. Odometer now 812.8 miles.The weather all day was fairly warm with bits of blue sky. Tonight we went to Gisborough Hall for dinner it was very nice but a bit "Haute Cuisine.
2 Aug This morning it is a very warm looking North Yorkshire day, we had breakfast and left for Kilburn driving thru the North Yorkshire moors to Helmsley were we stopped for a wander around, bought a wooden "Dibber" for £5 for making holes when planting out. Then onto Kilburn where there is a white horse carved into the hill side of Roulston scar in 1857., also it is the home of Robert Thompson born 1876 the craftsman who specialised in making oak wood furniture with a mouse carved on every piece produced. We purchased a piece of their craftsmanship a Nut Bowl.We had a light lunch in the Forresters Arms pub which boasts all their bar furniture and fittings with the mouse on each piece.We drove to the top of Roulston scar were the North Yorkshire gliding club have their base, good to get close up to the take offs.Driving back to Manchester on the A19 ,A1 and M62 this motorway was busy as usual with roadworks and the wet weather not helping our smooth run home arriving at 5pm odometer now reading 960.1