About 20 years ago I saw a lovely calendar picture of a place in Yorkshire called Staithes and I’ve waited all that time to get there. Today, I got there! It was well worth the walk down to the village.
All the houses are really higgledy-piggledy and are connected by countless alleyways and steps. The village was once a thriving fishing port …………….. now most of the quirky little cottages seemed to be holiday lets – empty holiday lets!! Unlike Whitby, it was eerily empty of people! (When we attempted to park up in Whitby earlier in the day it was heaving!)
It was really lovely but could do with an injection of money to smarten some of the buildings up a bit. Apparently the young James Cook watched passing ships from Staithes’ harbour.
This cottage – three bedrooms - is for sale. It is in the region of £150.000.
Tiny harbour entrance.
Seagulls (as in Herring Gulls!) - have no fear ………… and no respect ………….. for humans or parked vehicles!
Tomorrow we must get a wiggle on and get some miles behind us – heading for Bamburgh in Northumberland. Let’s hope this lovely weather holds out.