In the thralls of unemployment and getting used to being back in England I am making an effort to see any nearby places that are nice to visit for the day. To be honest, most of them near me are natural places and that really is unfortunate considering this disgraceful spring weather we have been having.
When you are used to British weather you realise you can’t really use the usual tactic of staying in on the rainy day and then making the most of the next, this doesn’t work because every day is a rainy day. The only option is to put your hood up and get a good umbrella that won’t fold back on itself in a gust of wind. A good cosy winter coat will become your best friend.
So I decided to take the scenic drive to Whitby through the Yorkshire Moors, they still looked dramatic and beautiful through the relentless rain. Of course there isn’t much to do in Whitby as it’s a quiet little town but it has a nice feel whatever the weather and the rain at least meant there were no other tourists about and we had the place relatively to ourselves.
We walked up to the church and talked about Dracula, as you have to. We looked at the Abbey from the other side of the entrance gate, it should be a free attraction really. And then we bundled ourselves into a nice cosy café. Although ‘Fish and Chips’ is the speciality there I opted for something a little different and had a Yorkshire Breakfast. This was basically an English Breakfast but inside a Yorkshire pudding. After five years living in Yorkshire I’d never heard of a Yorkshire Breakfast but it was perfectly satisfying on a cold and rainy English day.