Sunday, August 7, 2016

Day in Saltburn

Whitby was absolutely heaving while we were there so we headed up the coast to Saltburn. We've been before and it's really lovely, and was even lovelier in the sunshine. We'd been swimming in the apartment block in the morning, so we had lunch in the apartment and set off around 1.45pm. It's about 17 miles to Saltburn and we managed to park easily and walked over to the pier. We played in the amusements a bit, then walked on to the pier and looked at all this gorgeous yarnbombing that is Yorkshire themed!

We also played mini golf (Lee won five holes, I won four, and we drew on one!) and then drove down to Sandsend to have hot chocolate and cake. We were both tired so in the evening we got a takeaway curry and ate it in the apartment in our nightwear! I had a lovely bottle of prosecco and we watched a couple of films. It was just the kind of quiet and relaxed evening we needed before coming home the next day.

I took loads of pictures of the yarnbombing to share:

It did say Yorkshire but because of the bright sun I couldn't see I hadn't got the E!

A little map of Yorkshire

Chuffed to bits

No cheese Gromit!

From the phrase "'Ow's tha diddlin'? Fair to middlin'" meaning "How are you doing? So so."

Yarndale! And the lovely Lucy from Attic 24

I loved this crocheted Yorkshire tea teapot!

"It's either nowt or summat"

Grimethorpe Colliery Band - the people are supposed to be the main characters from Brassed Off

The Rhubarb Triangle! This is where I'm from!

Yorkshire motto "It'll be okay"

A miner, it says "Last shift down t'pit"

"Where there's muck there's brass" which is a great phrase meaning "Where there's dirt/tragedy there's money to be made", it also has an air of disapproving of someone making money off someone's misery

Black Sheep brewery

And finally, Captain Cook!

The pier itself, look at all those happy holidaymakers. So typically British!

And here's Lee and I being punks by the seaside! What a lovely day.

1 comment:

  1. I just popped over from Jo's blog to look at the yarn bombing. Thanks for sharing, love to see people doing things like this within their communities.
    Lisa x