Saturday, 17 August 2013

Another travel post!

This time its Scarborough. 
WELL! When a work colleague  of my husbands , who I like to hope is also a friend, suggested we stayed in her apartment in Scarborough, I was delighted to take up the offer for a few days with my lovely Mum. 
 We were very lucky with the weather and walked and walked all over the place. My Mum is 85 and its hard to keep up with her! 
Scarborough is really much nicer than I imagined, with a sort of 'faded splendour' about it which in parts isn't that faded.  
For those who don't know it , its the very first English Seaside resort. The evidence was all over the place. Everywhere you go there are paths and benches and little shelters to accommodate the sedate holidaymaker of yesteryear. Very helpful for two old ladies from the 21st Century who like to have a sit down now and then.
 Our friends' apartment was beautiful and I am immensely grateful to them both.

My Mum really enjoyed the holiday and so did I .

 I took a lot of photographs to make into an album for her.

Here she is at Staithes. I wasn't really as impressed with Staithes as I had hoped to be. Its quaint, its steep, but I found it a little claustrophobic. However I'm glad I went.

  It has a VERY STEEP road down to it and my Mum was able to walk up.Probably because we went the wrong way and ended up doing a walk through fields back to the car park

 At the top of the hill is a lovely tearoom where we managed to track down the elusive CRAB SANDWICH!!! 
Then spent time taking terrible pictures of each other.

 We came down the coast to Sandsend just North of Whitby. A superb sandy bay.

Then on to Robin Hoods Bay. Much prettier than Staithes with a very busy beach and craft shops .

There were some interesting buildings.

 And it too is STEEP!

 But we managed. 
We went to Whitby as well but for some reason I don't have pictures.

The we called at Ravenscar which would be nice for a walk on a future visit if we ever have one.

 But mainly we enjoyed Scarborough. 
The views.

 The beach huts.

 The beach with chalets
Here's a group of people learning salsa dancing on the sand.

 If you look very carefully at this picture you can see on the left past the last building, the dotted lines of the end of 'our' road.

 Two minutes away we had this view of the spa area.

 and  all down the coast

 Here is 'our' road.

 and 'our' apartment.

 On the way home we stopped in Old Malton and took more awful pics of each other!

 Back home Little Hetty was very glad to see me. She lay on the bed while I was unpacking as if she didn't want to let me out of her sight.


Rustic Vintage Country said...

I've never been to this part of the country, and we wanted to go up this year but most places were booked or out of our price range. Left it too late as usual! Thanks for the tour though, I do like to see it via peoples photos rather than the glossy travel guides. x

Julie said...

I love this part of the country and we've stayed in Staithes and Scarborough. I love all the photos of you and your Mum. You've got some wonderful memories to enjoy with her. I hope I'm as active if I get to her age.

Susan D said...

Thanks for bringing back happy memories of family holidays staying with my Aunty in Scarborough in the late 60's

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Two very beautiful ladies obviously enjoying the holiday (and each other). Thanks for inviting us along for a tour too!

sharon young said...

What lovely photos, I've often thought of visiting Scarborough and now you've shown how lovely it is I definitely will. I love this area and have spent a couple of holidays there so it was really nice to visit them again, thank you.

Natalie Tiltman said...

Lovely! This is my nearest stretch of coast and I'm ashamed to say I don't visit it enough. We got back from the Northumberland coast last week. Something about a week by the sea that cleanses the mind and resets everything!

Maggi said...

You both obviously enjoyed yourself, thanks for the photos. I'e only been to Scarborough once for a Guild AGM and my visit was cut short so I enjoyed seeing what I mussed.

Miriam Weaver said...

A beautiful post, we've had a few great holidays in Pickering and York, always managed to get to Scarborough and Whitby. There's nothing quite like a good British Seaside Town, I don't think we appreciate what we have! Your Mum is amazing Jackie and how lovely to spend a week with her enjoying yourselves. But especially nice to return to find Hetty waiting for you.

Heather said...

I've never been to Scarborough but it looks beautiful and could be the Riviera of the North. Wonderful pictures of a proper old-fashioned seaside. Glad you and your lovely Mum had such a good time and hope Hetty has forgiven you for not taking her!

Lyn said...

It looks like you had a lovely time away with your mum. I have not been to Scarborough for years....must go again soon.
You were very lucky and had lots of lovely sunshine too!

Su said...

What a lovely trip you had. Ive never been to that part of the country at all, it looks lovely. Glad your mum enjoyed it too.

Twiglet said...

Oh some of my favourite places there. So glad you had a lovely time with your Mum. x Jo

Gina said...

What lovely photos. It's years since I was in Scarborough (I visited once with an ex-boyfriend when I was about 20)

Terri said...

What a beautiful day! You two look very happy.
(You really should wear one of your pins while you are out... advertising! It's good for business.

Rachel said...

So you didn't manage to fit in the Scarborough Spa Orchestra? Did you get to find out about Whitby jet?

Susan Christensen said...

Delightful! Your mum is beautiful. I, too, have a mum it is hard to keep up with. We are so lucky, eh?! I love you photo of the relieved Hetty. xxoo,sus


Looks like you had a great time!

dosierosie said...

What a busy couple of days and looks like you were lucky with the weather.


jinxxxygirl said...

Just love your travel posts! Thanks so much for sharing!! Hugs! deb

Linda said... dad's favourite place on earth. We went there many times when I was a child.
Those skies look amazing Jackie; looks like you had a great time with your lovely mum. x

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