The Motorhome was all packed, the sun was shining as we began our Spring trip2014. As we were previously Caravanners we have never toured to different Sites before so we were looking forward to trying this out with our Motorhome.
Our first Site was the Caravan Club Site, North Yorkshire Moors near Whitby for 2 nights. Enroute to the Site we stopped off at Runswick Bay for a nice walk followed by lunch in the Motorhome finished off with a ice cream sitting in the lovely Spring sunshine admiring the lovely views from the top of the bay, fantastic. We then drove on to Sandsend, another lovely wee place. We arrived at our Site late afternoon, a nice quiet Site and good value at £13 per night for hardstanding pitch with EHU.
Early evening we had a stroll to the nearby Falling Foss Waterfall before chilling out in the Motorhome. Awoke Sunday morning and it was raining. We drove into Whitby, it was even busier than usual due to it being the Goth weekend. The weather dried off and we had a lovely day soaking up the great atmosphere and people watching. Fish and chips for lunch of course, simply delicious.
We left Whitby on the Monday morning and we were heading for Filey. First stop was Robin Hoods Bay. We enjoyed a lovely walk along the beach and around the town. Again the weather was lovely and sunny and we were able to sit out and have our lunch, very satisfying. We arrived at Haven, Blue Dolphin near Filey. The Touring Site was large, we had booked a hardstanding pitch with EHU at a special offer price of £8 per night and a £1 per night for the dog. I liked the way the touring park was separate from the main Haven Site as this meant the park was pretty quiet. The toilet block was modern and immaculate with excellent hot showers. On the main site there was a Spar shop, pizza shop and fish and chip shop as well as all of the entertainment and swimming facilities.
Tuesday morning and we walked 500 yards to the coastline to join the Cleveland Way Walk into Filey, a lovely coastal walk of only a few miles. We love Filey it is such a pretty wee place. Again it was lovely and sunny and again we were lucky to enjoy our lunch outside. In the afternoon we went along the coast to the RSPB Bempton Cliffs, free entry as we are members of the Caravan Club we are not bird watchers but went for the lovely coastal walks but we did actually enjoy seeing the different birds including Gannets, Razorbills, Guillemots and Puffins.
Wednesday we drove in to Scarborough and had a nice day wandering around the town and enjoyed a walk along the front not as sunny today but still very nice.
Thursday, the rain had arrived and we spent the day chilling out on site.
Friday morning we decided that we weren't ready to head home today and as the weather was looking dry we phoned ahead and booked the Caravan club Site at Rosedale Abbey for 2 nights. We stopped off at Thornton le Dale, another lovely wee place. When we arrived at Rosedale Abbey we were pleasantly surprised at how nice a site it was, the wardens were the nicest CC Wardens we have came across. There are no hardstanding pitches on this site and grass wouldn't normally be our choice but as it was Bank Holiday Weekend and everywhere was pretty full we made do. Ten minutes after setting up we were sitting outside sun bathing, superb.
Saturday morning and the sun is out again, we set off for a circular walk direct from the site and 3 hours later we called in to the White Horse Farm Inn, a lovely dog friendly traditional pub. We enjoyed a lovely meal and when we returned to the Motorhome we relaxed and enjoyed the last of the sunshine.
Sunday morning and we set off for a steady drive home with plenty good memories of our trip and looking forward to our Summer holiday.