Saturday, 1 October 2011
Everyone's gone to the sea.
Our glorious autumn weather is set to break tomorrow as rain comes down from the North and the temperature begins to drop. But today is a lovely day and the farmer and I decided to have a day out. Unfortunately everyone else decided the same.
We set off, with Tess, at around ten o'clock to go to the sea on the East coast. This meant going across the North York Moors, which in themselves are very scenic so I had high hopes of some good photographs for you.
By the time we reached Thirsk (about a third of the way there) we were in a continuous line of traffic, all heading for the same place we guessed. We pulled off the road and had our lunch and took Tess for a walk in the North York Moors - very dramatic scenery but not much of a photograph as it is all so vast and the heather is over and is all brown.
It was lovely to see the sea but we never managed to get out of the continuous line of traffic. Every car park was full and there was absolutely nowhere to stop. We went down to Whitby, Staithes, Runswick, Sandsend and Saltburn - and enjoyed the views, with the windows wide open. and saw the thousands of people on the beach enjoying themselves. But we had little choice but to keep going.
However, we did enjoy the ride out in spite of that. We passed within a mile of Denise Nesbitt's village (Mrs Nesbitt's space) but decided not to call as they are deep into remodelling their kitchen and we didn't want to disturb progress.
The countryside was so beautiful with the trees turning to their Autumn colours and the hazy views so Autumnal. Sad that everyone else had decided to do the same thing but we arrived home having enjoyed ourselves nevertheless. And if it rains tomorrow - as it is forecast to do - then we shall be pleased that we went today.