Love North Yorks

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  1. Debs

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    While Les is away on his euro bike trip I've spent a few days getting reacquainted with North Yorkshire.:). It's an area we spent a lot of time in when the kids were small but the last few visits showed the area was getting quite run down:(.

    Myself and a friend stayed at Broadings Farm, just outside Whitby. Highly recommended (& great rally field)
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    We've had great weather, which always helps:D

    We went for a look at Whitby + for something to eat. Now I was expecting wall to wall fast food but was surprised to see how many places have been refurbished & serve locally sourced food & seafood.
    Last time we ate here it was a home made food cafe
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    Don't know if seafood platter for 2 @£65 is good value but it sounds fab!
    Next day we went to Pickering...again, this place has had a bit of a lift + expansion.
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    Many places to eat + dog friendly(y)

    Yesterday saw us at Staithes, wow, what a change. It seems lots of artists have moved into the area since our last visit & they were gearing up for their festival. I hope we get chance to visit next year.
    Lots of art installation s around & open studios.
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    @Jenben craft bombing? I did try to get a pic of the knitted seagull too.... IMG_20160909_142808.jpg
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    Melville the whale & his creator
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    . We also visited Sandsend.....plenty of parking on the street, there is so much money being spent on the area along this coast, lovely.
     
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    Thanks @Debs ...... really helpful ideas for a future trip (y)
     
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    You've sold it to me Debs!! But we already liked it! :)
    Thanks for pictures such a shame Whitby centre is mostly holiday lets as locals can't afford them now!

    What exactly are ' freshly shucked oyster ' as in last menu?!:Eeek:
     
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    we used to go to Sands End when our girls were very much younger, on the beach you used to be able to pick up 'jewels' pieces of ground down glass that we convinced our girls were precious, there were thousands of pieces then at least (y)

    called by a few years ago, had one of the worst pints of beer I have ever had in a very tired sea front pub, vowed never to bother going back, may now be inspired to try again :)
     
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    I know I keep saying it but I was so surprised at the changes up there. Even the seafood 'shack' sold something with squid ink & aioli:giggler:

    If I was to guess I thought it was the term used when they open an oyster, ready for eating....

    I think I'd read so much about motorhomes not being welcome I wasn't sure what to expect. But the beaches between Whitby & Sandsend are lovely, dog friendly & parking on the side of the road (not sure how easy it would be in school holidays).

    Also the campsite (Broadings Farm) is 10 min walk from the park & ride, a nice restaurant & garden centre doing food or 30 mins walk into Whitby. Petrol station & Lidl less than a mile away.
     
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    You will be taking Jacob there soon enough!!
     
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    Looks like it would be a great funster meet site!!
     
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    Didn't notice any 'jewels':). Dogs aren't allowed on the central bit of beach but are welcome in the eateries & shops. All v upmarket so Lola will feel at home:LOL:
     
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    That's weird I called him Joseph earlier today, his name is Jacob

    Or have I posted it wrong, wouldn't surprise me I blame Bevs blanket :LOL:
     
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    Sorry I've edited it to Jacob it's me will he be a Jake?!
     
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    Because their surname is Joyce, he was initially baby Joyce but has been known as Baby J for quite a while, that will probably stick for a bit, then may just become J (Jay maybe) I would reckon (y)
     
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    You want the best fresh oysters - West Mersea......Pyefleet native oysters. @Debs and @Anthea M .....my treat if you come down with an "R" in the month.......
     
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    You might regret making that offer Mr Duck ;) :LOL:
     
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    Are they not available May June July August ?!!:LOL:
    I shall admit I'm a philistine and never had an oyster ever!:(
     
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    Perfect excuse then (y)...I've not had loads but always think they just taste of the sea....
     
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    No problem...... West Mersea is good for dog walking as well......

    Correct. Slurping raw oysters is a little bit of an acquired taste though. Once you overcome the gag reflex they are rather nice.......
     
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    Don't tell duck but I think they look like bogies!!
    Anyway never needed them as an aphrodisiac :inlove::wasntme:
     
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    Never eaten escargots then..........
     
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    Eek no nor frogs legs!! The thought?!!:sick:
    Who in their right mind would want to eat a snail... A slug with no house?!:sicker:
     
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