After our drive across the Yorkshire Dales we reached Thirsk where we spent 3 nights. Thirsk is a relatively unremarkable town but we chose to stay there as it is well positioned to visit several places in the area. It also happens to be where Alf Wight (the real name of James Herriot) had his home and veterinary practice.
On our first day we headed east across the North York moors towards Robin Hood’s Bay.
As we walked down the steep roadway to the lower bay we noticed that almost everyone else had young children in tow with their bucket and spades. Once we reached the bottom it became obvious – the tide was out and they were all headed to the sand and rockpools.
I was drawn to visit Whitby as it is inextricably linked to Australia through Captain James Cook. We went to the Captain Cook Memorial Museum which is in the 17th century cottage where Cook lodged during his apprenticeship as a seaman.
We enjoyed another diverse and interesting day.