In The Wild Country (Day One)

There is a place where the wild things go, so they tell me. Possibly just another myth but if it exists I’ve found a few of them over the years. So, after months of media scaremongering with if’s, but’s and maybe’s, coupled with a billion theories on the present situation which no one has a clue about, we made a decision. “Off to the moors,” we cried. I booked us into the Raven Hall Hotel, Ravenscar, which straddles a cliff edge overlooking the North Sea.

Exploration began immediately (I was rather keen to get back before nightfall) We decided on a short walk, although the Princess and I never achieve this, due to our loss of concentration and constant banter πŸ˜‚

It soon became evident we were not alone, although I’m not sure these could be classed as ‘wildlife,’ the horse was friendly as were the young bulls but after spotting Daddy we decided against crossing the field πŸ₯΄

After chatting away for nearly two hours and eventually checking the map, it was evident that we were going to have to cover 6 miles (10k) and climb the equivalent of 90 sets of stairs (according to Garmin), so we headed back. The long walk was supposed to be tomorrow!

As we approached the hotel from a different angle we debated on the castle structure which we hadn’t noticed before. The Princess thought it was Roman whereas I with my vast reading of Bernard Cornwell novels knew it to be Norman. We were a little disappointed to find out it was in fact built by the Reverend Dr Willis in the 1800’s There were some great views of the sea, once inside and of course every castle should have a reclining Princess! πŸ˜‚

So, the first day of exploration done, we headed to our room to prepare for a night of good food, wine and merriment. But I wasn’t expecting the view of Robin Hoods Bay from our hotel room window which strangely enough was our hiking aim for the morrow, gee it looks a long way. I hope you all had a lovely weekend my friends πŸ™β€οΈ

About charliecountryboy

Part-time Carpentry Assessor. writer, runner, guitarist. Curious about life and all those wonderful people in it.
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32 Responses to In The Wild Country (Day One)

  1. Fantastic scenery, Charlie. Enjoy your visit.
    Barbara

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  2. Lovely! Thank yo for the virtual tour

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  3. Good call, Charlie. Robin Hood’s bay is an old fav of mine.

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  4. PS as an English teacher I always show my class this: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CRinfbtWUAEkvV4?format=jpg&name=900×900 It just amuses me…
    But I’m no carpenter, so feel free to help me here!

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  5. The Hinoeuma says:

    Beautiful shots! I’d love to see that area.

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  6. zendogsits says:

    Spent several days in Robin Hoods Bay many years ago. James Herriot lured us there with his takes of Yorkshire. Returned in 2016 and spent a week in Askrigg. Fell in love with the village. We want to spend a month there once we are allowed in the country! πŸ˜‰ Keep on keeping on!

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  7. Lovely captures..!πŸ’–

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  8. Carolyn Page says:

    I’m a little late, Charlie; you’ve probably done heaps since this post.
    Oh, to just ‘get away’. Good for you and The Princess – So now I’m looking forward to Post 2.
    xoxoxo

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  9. wow thats a breathtaking view through your lens

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  10. Anne says:

    “Off to the moors!” What a fabulous idea. Really gorgeous, and it reminds us that this year is really just a speck of time amongst the eons!

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  11. Laleh Chini says:

    You took us there with you, thanks Charlie.

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  12. Wow! What a beautiful view! I wished we have this kind of view nearby us. And the humor that you take along.

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  13. nitinsingh says:

    Lovely picture, πŸ™‚πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡ visit

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  14. Looks like a great few days. We’ve been to the area a few times briefly but I learnt a lot more from your blog than I did on my visits. This means you are a valuable educational resource. There’s a first time for everything, I suppose…

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  15. JoJo says:

    I used to live nearby, it’s a lovely spot – I’ve if my old favourites for dog walking. It’s rumoured King George (the mad one) was hidden there

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