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March 06, 2022


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Mrs M

We are headed to the Yorkshire coastine, later this year. I’m looking forward to visiting Scarborough, the place of my childhood holidays in the ‘70s.
We are also visiting Whitby, Staithes and Robin Hoods Bay. Looks like we need to add Saltburn and Sandsend to our list. 🥰

One positive (IMO) to come from the pandemic travel restrictions is that it has helped us appreciate some of the fantastic places we have right here on our doorstep in the U.K.


Thanks.... I loved my little holiday with you....... Looks like a lovely spot to visit.....


Whitby and Saltburn, 2 places I know and love too. Have you ever counted the steps and actually got 199, because I always get some number close, but not "the number" (giggle). Thanks so much for this beautiful post. Take care & hugs.


Thank you Lucy for sharing your photo's love seeing them reminding me once again of a trip home to UK over 10 years now, I love this area...especially Robin Hoods Bay. Plus your photo's locally when you go on your walks....I hope you don't mind but I keep some of them to print in my Calendar I make each year...apart from me for my family too. Ofcourse it always makes me home sick...I may be from the south of England but love many parts of the countryside that you show. Thank you! Greetings from Tasmania. Carole.


I've never been to Whitby, it looks lovely, one to add to the list I think!
Thanks for visiting my blog, I do hope you'll come back another time,

Sara Jane Apple

Love, love, love your posts. It starts my day so happily to read them. You are so sweet. I have given away 7 of your YULETIDE MANDALAS all in different colours so far, with many more made ready to gift. It's the perfect pattern to listen to podcasts and crochet to. Thank you for your generous, uplifting spirit. It's Spring here on Coastal British Columbia Canada with crocuses, snowdrops and daffodils out. I think of you and bring bouquets into the house.xox


Lovely post. It is great that you can go such a short distance and have a great break.


A weekend away is just enough to recharge that battery, eh? Especially the seaside can blow the cobwebs out of your thoughts. Love it. Missed the sea enormously after all the restrictions in Northern Europe. Oh, J's choice! Awaiting it ;>P

Sue Draper

This brings back lovely memories for me! My late husband proposed to me in the Italian Gardens in Saltburn in 1977! We spent quite a bit of time going to Whitby too, as Nigel was working in Redcar for a few months that year. We always said we’d go back for a holiday when we retired, but sadly that wasn’t to be.
I remember how steep the steps were going up to the abbey, even when I was 21, so I don’t know how much longer it would take me now! I think I might try to organise a little break in that part of the world now that I don’t have any commitments. If the last two years has taught us anything, it’s important to seize the day.

Christine Summerhill

Love, love love Whitby, haven't been for so long.....I could feel the salty breeze and warm spring sunshine...thank you. I feel as if I can carry on with Monday morning with a spring in my step. X

Sally Spragg

Wow! You packed so much into such a short time! The pictures are fantastic! You manage to find colour wherever you go! Wonder where your next mini break will be! Looking forward to it!


What a lovely break, Whitby looks brilliant. There really is so much to explore within two hours from home isn't there, I know I could find dozens of places I'd love to see more of. Walking with a view of the sea is wonderful, I think I remember reading that it has a soothing effect on the brain being able to see a sea horizon. All to do with ancient instincts and looking for danger I think. The brain can see there isn't any and it's all relaxing and lovely. CJ xx


Lovely posts bringing back a holiday in Whitby 20 years ago when I was fit enough to walk up all those steps. I bought Gansey yarn and my sister still wears the sweater I knitted.


Sandsend just up the coast from Whitby (I'm sure you know it) is great for a short stay, we've been there a few times. The Mulgrave estate has holiday cottages to rent and there's a lovely cafe on the seafront, a good pub and a new (2021) fish 'n chip shop. At low tide you can find fossils on the northern end of the beach. Staithes is also lovely but has a very steep hill down to the village and cars have to be left at the top so negotiating the hill every day can be tedious if you stay for more than a couple of days.


It is a place I've always wanted to visit. Your post has inspired me to make that happen soon!

Debbi Robertson

Oh, my goodness Lucy, how have you managed so many posts in such a short period of time?! I am so grateful that you have, your sea-stories are an absolute balm to my soul. I wish you could know what a perfect angel you are. With fond Aloha from Debbi


That photo of the wet sand studded with big pebbles is magical!
And I too want to see the gansey knitter statue. I’ve got it in my sights when we come up to Yarndale in September. We’ve got a cottage near Harrogate for a week and Whitby is on my list.
I'm a gansey knitter and will get some Frangipani gansey yarn at Deb's shop…..Whitby Wholefoods/Propagansey.


What a lovely sunny post. I totally agree with you, short breaks away are a wonderful luxury, and so refreshing.


I recognised those beach huts immediately. Just along the coast from us. I'm going to have to try the Whitby sculpture trail. Yesterday though we drove north and walked from Bamburgh to Seahouses and back. I love the North East Coast ❤


What an enjoyable lovely read. Looks fabulous! Carol

K brownlee

Are those little colored huts for changing or ??? So cute.


You are spoiling is with all these lovely posts Lucy. Thank you so much 😃


Love the beach huts - one of my favourite things to do is to walk along a beach with them in the background. Thank you for the photos that allowed me to do it from a distance!

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