Wild in the Country Day 2

The majesty of the wilds encourages you to reconsider values. These rocks, these meadows, along the coastline, formed between 200 and 145 million years ago, are totally untouched by our present situation. They don’t care if we have a bad day at work lol.

There are dinosaur fossils on the beach and yet some of us become irate if we miss an episode of Eastenders. Anyaways here we were on our trek. There was a plan but as I have said before it usually goes to pot.

We spot a couple looking at a sign post and someone says, ‘Which way are you headed?’ I stare at the Princess in disbelief. They tell us they are heading for Robin Hoods Bay. ‘So are we and it’s that way,’ states the royal one. As we move off they shout that they will follow us. I smile. Good luck with that, my sense of direction is not brilliant.

Some months ago I entered The Drop. Basically they blindfold you, drop you 15 miles from the center of York and you run back. No map, no phone, no assistance whatsoever. The following day I overheard the Princess on the phone asking if you still had to wait seven years before proclaiming a missing person as deceased!!

On route we discovered the Alum Works, now this took a bit of figuring out. Me? I thought it was Aluminium lol. Apparently it was used to repair dye in clothes and was the birthplace of the English chemical industry and with the arrival of synthetics it was abandoned, so there y’go

Anyaways I digress… we managed about fourteen kilometres reached Robin Hoods Bay, got back safely and did actually see the aforementioned couple in the hotel that night.

I must say though, if you go to the Bay call in at Barkers ice cream shop they do chocolate shots from a fountain, OMG I think I bounced home.

I’m not doing Day 3 as it was another longish walk in the opposite direction and it rained nearly all day. I think were depressed enough without blog posts where people get soaked and covered with mud… Needless to say it was great to be away from it all. Keep safe you lovely, lovely people and remember every new beginning has to have an ending. xx

About charliecountryboy

Part-time Carpentry Assessor. writer, runner, guitarist. Curious about life and all those wonderful people in it.
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31 Responses to Wild in the Country Day 2

  1. Brilliantly done. Chocolate shots from a fountain, you say? Yum. A fitting ending to your new beginning. Thank you, Charlie.

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  2. So neat. My woman hiked around the countryside in Ireland. Loved the 7-year missing person part!
    Thank you for doing cool stuff so that my life is OK being boring.

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  3. Carolyn Page says:

    Ah, Charlie; you never fail to bring a smile to my face! Between the royal one, the ice cream and the bouncing – what can I say, but, brilliant.. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. I like the idea of no map, no phone, no help. If it were me, I’d still be somewhere in the countryside around York right now. But I’d have met some nice people and would no doubt have changed my world view a little. I would have loved the glorious countryside. I’d be looking for the nearest pub. I’d be asking people about that. I’d be happy and lost and maybe even waiting for hypothermia to get me…. oh well better than slogging yourself into a grave in the rat race. Sorry Charlie-friend, I’m feeling a little feisty right now….

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  5. The Hinoeuma says:

    Lovely shots! Photo #3…is that a small fishing village or a tourist trap? Is that Robin Hood Bay or some other name?

    I’m fascinated with the extra “I” y’all put in aluminum. And, alum is aluminum potassium sulfate so, there you have it.

    Photo #8…old house foundations, not cemetery frames, yes? Photo #10…is that a bike path or a one-way road for small cars?

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    • 3 is both, it was a fishing village now itโ€™s a tourist trap lol. The name Robin Hoods bay is a mystery no reference to the outlaw but Robin Hood or Robin Goodfellow is an ancient forest spirit.
      Actually we didnโ€™t put the I in, you took it out ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
      Photo 8? I think they were the leaching pits where they extracted the aluminium sulphate liquor before adding urine! They used 200 tons of urine per year, itโ€™s true, Iโ€™m not taking the piss! ๐Ÿ˜‚
      Photo 10? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚You make laugh ๐Ÿ˜˜Thats the Main Street in Robin Hoods Bay xx


      • The Hinoeuma says:

        The shot of all the buildings and the water looks like a Hallmark card. It’s lovely. I’ve never heard the “Robin Goodfellow” term.

        Eh. We Americans…we are always taking s*** that doesn’t belong to us.

        I had to look up “taking the piss.” And…that’s a lot of pee, BTW…LOL!

        Damn, those are narrow streets. Maybe it’s the lens on the camera but, it doesn’t look like my truck would fit…much less another vehicle going in the opposite direction.

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      • Taking the piss is slang for taking the mickey (poking fun)
        Yes itโ€™s a very photogenic area ๐Ÿ˜‰
        I think Robin was like a forest elf, bit like me with pointy ears ๐Ÿ˜‚
        Naw your truck wouldnโ€™t. We have lots of roads and streets like that so guess Iโ€™m used to narrow spaces ๐Ÿ˜‚


      • The Hinoeuma says:

        And, I have a smaller Nissan Frontier…wow.

        So, you are elf-sized or…you have pointy ears?

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      • Yes but you donโ€™t really have small streets do you?
        Iโ€™ve seen the alleyways on movies where the heroโ€™s car flies down and the cop car gets stuck lol.
        Haha no pointy ears, so guess more of a woodsman ๐Ÿ˜‰


      • The Hinoeuma says:

        This old town I live in sure has some. It’s literally built on top of a rather large Native American trading area. The big Interstate is about 2 1/2 miles away.

        That reminds me. I was a Driver’s License Examiner for nearly two years. I gave many a road test to immigrants. One guy in particular, from Manchester as I recall, pulled out of the parking lot and proceeded to start driving on the left side of the road (which just happened to be US Highway 70…part of the highway system before the Eisenhower Interstates were built). I let 15 seconds pass and then I asked him “Do you remember what country you are in?” “OH S***! I guess I just failed.” I told him to keep going. Another Examiner might have flunked him, immediately. I let him go on. We Examiners do make folks nervous. If he’d run a red light or went over the speed limit, then we would have had a problem.

        Gotcha. If it was the ears, I was going to say “take a picture.” LOL!

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      • That shows integrity but I probably would have failed him purely because he was from Manchester ๐Ÿ˜‚
        Ah! No my ears not best feature started out a little distorted but boxing at school and the kick boxing in my 30โ€™s didnโ€™t help ๐Ÿ˜‚


      • The Hinoeuma says:

        What you got against a Manchester man, there, Yorkshireman?

        The ones that flunked the most were obnoxious teenagers and Asians. No kidding. If you can’t control that car (and scare the s*** outta me) or ignore safety rules/regulations/laws, no dice. I had one teen backup over a concrete pylon, ripping out the underside…and we weren’t even on the street. I had another one back over a mailbox.

        My main office was small and had local traffic. I worked what we called “relief” at other locations as a fill-in. The most diverse office I worked at was very close to the University of North Carolina @ Chapel Hill. That’s where I met many immigrants. Some of the sweetest people came from Burma, usually called Myanmar. Their paperwork said Burma.

        Poor ears!

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      • Just a standing joke going back to the Wars of the Roses (Yorkshire vs Lancashire) haha.
        Sounds like you had some real adventures!
        I took my first wife for one driving lesson after that we booked her lessons ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚


      • At one point she said her foot aches so I said pull over then.
        She said where?
        I said anywhere.
        She turned off the road immediately at about 25mph and into someoneโ€™s garden, across the lawn and knocked a tree down! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚


      • The Hinoeuma says:

        OMG! LOL! Well…in her defense, you did say “anywhere.” LOL!

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      • ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ True!

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  6. chattykerry says:

    Lovely shots – it has been many years since I visited Yorkshire.

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