Robin Hood’s Bay, Helmsley and Thornton-le-dale

Chris at Robin Hood’s Bay 
We visited one of our favourite villages in East Yorkshire late last week.  Robin Hood’s Bay is right on the North Sea and situated about 30 miles north of Filey.  We love the steep road leading down into the village.  Some people drive down the 33% decline but most visitors just use the car park at the top, like we did.  We have a favourite little tea shop we like to go in too.  This is also the end point of the Coast to Coast Walk so there are usually plenty of hikers about.  C2C is 190 miles across the narrowest part of England.  Hoping to try that one on for size next fall perhaps.
 
Thatched Roof Cottage in Thornton-le-dale
 
Helmsley Castle
Friday, we went over to Helmsley to take in the local market.  There are lots of little shops that mom likes to visit as well as a great delicatessen where she spent way too much money.  We had some great panninis with coffee for lunch.  We visited Helmsley Castle the last time we were here but grabbed a photo of it anyway.  We drove back via the Moors and I picked out some really hilly bits which mom wasn’t too thrilled about but which Chris and I thoroughly enjoyed.
 
Mark on Filey Brigg 

Sunday morning, we ran out the beach in Filey.  The tide was receding so we had a great run/walk out as far as Speeton Gap which is about 6 miles return.  The afternoon was spent hiking out to the very tip of Filey Brigg which is a very popular past time when the weather is nice.  I posted a picture of Chris on facebook and here is one she took of me with the waves crashing in behind me.  Pretty cool stuff.

One bit of bad news………..Chris’s mom is in hospital, so she has been very  preoccupied  dealing with family matters from a long way away.  Not sure how things  will go but she may need to go to Nova Scotia when we get back.

We are both counting the number of sleeps until we are on flying back to Canada.  We’ve been away fro PP for almost a month now and I am dying to see how the new datastorm satellite installation turned out.