Sunday, 31 May 2015

Canvas & The Coastline

There's truly nothing better than being at the seaside and I've just spent the most perfect few days with Neil camping over on the North East Coast of England. We are both outdoorsy people and share an equal passion for sleeping under canvas so taking a spontaneous trip to Robin Hood's Bay, we booked into a little campsite right on the very coast, and what a location it was!

We picked the best spot in the campsite and pitched up our little tent before Neil set to barbecuing our dinner.

After a well earned beer and some food we headed out on a walk into the old smugglers town of Robin Hood's Bay. This town is unspoiled and very quaint with a true seaside charm, it is the end point of the Coast to Coast walk a route from West to East which passes through three national parks, The Lake District, The Yorkshire Dales and The North Yorkshire Moors.

Imagine eating your breakfast on that balcony!

After a steady walk back to the campsite we sat out with a few more beers and waited for night to fall; it was so peaceful with just the distant sound of the sea to drift off to. We woke very early the following morning due to the brightness of the tent, and upon unzipping the tent our eyes fell onto one of the most fantastic views either of us has ever woken up to...

I wish I could share with you the feeling I felt when I opened the tent, joy, excitement and peace all at the same time. This picture sums up the whole trip, relaxing and perfect! So after some time lying in content silence together Neil decided it was time for tea and a lovely outdoor breakfast.

Well fed and washed we jumped in the car and headed over to Whitby for the day. Whitby is a lovely very typically British seaside town, with pretty harbour packed with lobster cages and side streets of quirky shops filled with nic nacs. 

Distance in nautical miles to different coast points around the world.

After lots of walking and exploring we popped into a little cafe which caught my eye 'Teare Woods' for a cream tea. Everything is homemade and the place is renouned for its homemade jersey ice-cream, which we couldn't resist a scoop of on the way out.

Our last night was a rather wet and windy one and we were praying our light weight tent would last the night, thankful it did and we awoke again to glorious sunshine and that view!

Have you been on any camping trips this year? Do you have any plans to get out and spend a night under canvas? 

Campsite: Bay Ness Farm
Location: Robin Hood's Bay

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