..but only fleetingly. No time yet for a full post about the delights of Whitby, its many pubs and its resolutely local food.
Instead I leave you with a taster of our week.
First of three good walks - about 7 miles from Whitby to Robin Hood's Bay along the coastal path. A great alternative to Whitby on a sunny Sunday, the town was heaving and we were glad to get away. A couple of pints in RHB then back on the bus for a fish and chip supper.
Our last day began with rain (the only rain all week!) so we drove to Scarborough to visit the castle and mooch in the shops. By the time we got there, however, the sunshine was back and we were able to enjoy a seafront meal and some people-watching.
In a last-minute change to the published programme, I'm off to France later today with a friend and her VW camper van for a few days. In theory I'm sad not to be on the bike, but in practice I think it would have been a gloomy and wet few days in the west of England so perhaps not the greatest time for cycling.
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