Seaside & Setting Sail

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.

This charming seaside village is probably much the same as many of the others that dot the English coastline but it had been recommended by 2 friends so we decided to visit.

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.

Our next destination was Whitby.  We parked near the Abbey which clings to the headland overlooking the town.

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.

This is the view he would have had from his room.

The last stop for the day was back in Thirsk where we visited the ‘World of Herriot’ which is located in the building where Alf Wight lived and ran his veterinary practice.

I particularly enjoyed this model of Mrs Pumphrey and Tricki-Woo in the dining room!

We were able to see much of the interior of the house which is still set up as it was in the 1940’s.

There is also a video narrated by Christopher Timothy, the sets and  restored car from the television series, “All Creatures Great and Small”.

We enjoyed another diverse and interesting day.

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2 thoughts on “Seaside & Setting Sail

  1. Carol

    Great pictures

    • Thanks, Carol. I am using the new camera that I bought about a month before we left home. I am still learning but am very happy with the photos so far.

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