Saturday, 11 January 2014
Winter day in Whitby
I think that first picture pretty much says "Whitby".
It was such a lovely bright and crisp winters day that we decided to have our annual pilgrimage to Whitby. I like to go out of season as it's so much easier to get parked and wander around. That said it was quite busy by 2pm so I think a lot of other people had had the same idea.
I have many Whitby pictures of the abbey and such so I will show a few alternative pics here.
Just near to the whale bones is a compass in the pavement.
After a bit of wandering it was time to warm ourselves with a cuppa at the lovely Elizabeth Botham victorian tea room, I prefer it to a Betty's tea room as it's not nearly as pompous, Betty's is so touristy and over rated (only my view).
Look at the cake display, one of my favourites is the Hazelnut Jap, it's the chocolate sprinkled ones with a button on top.
Of course I'm very selective with my coffee drinking so no way was I having a coffee, but the tea menu is pretty extensive and you can't go too far wrong with tea like you can coffee. I had a very nice Earl Grey with a beautiful round of wholemeal cinnamon toast.
Onwards and upwards towards the old town. I found a very nice fabric shop called Judiths and I purchased these fat quarters.
A couple of views across the harbour in the low winter sun which created some wonderful rich colours.
I know this is probably a bit weird pic for a vegetarian, but the Fortunes Kipper Smokery is quite an iconic building and probably lucky to still be there as there was a landslide on the cliff behind it last year.
I do love cobbles and quirky, colourful buildings like this.
I treated myself to a couple of bits of jewellery in a favourite gift shop called Ruby Tuesdays, I really like these fun acrylic pieces.
A wonderful day was had by all.