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