Holiday Day 5 (9 August 2015)

One of the things that I enjoy most about camping is sitting around the campfire in the evening & watching darkness fall.  We were quite lucky that the weather allowed us to have a campfire next to the tent nearly every night.  We were discussing photography and i had been saying how I wanted to try taking some photos of the stars.  As the sky was pretty clear, my son said “Why don’t you try it tonight?”  So I did…

After a good night’s sleep we headed into York again, but someone forgot to bring the tickets for the other attractions we’d got with our entry into Jorvik.  (I tried to look really disappointed.  Think I got away with it!)  We didn’t stay long in York as a result, but we did join English Heritage while we were there.  We had a look around Clifford’s Tower and I took a few photos from the top, but nothing I was very happy with.  We decided to leave York behind and head back to Whitby to have a look around the Abbey, which our English Heritage membership would now give us access to.

On the way back to the car I took a snap of this warehouse and the bridge over the River Foss.

The ruins of Whitby Abbey provided Bram Stoker with the inspiration for Dracula.  

After Whitby we drove the short distance to Robin Hood’s Bay.  A strange place if I’m honest. Not sure whether I liked it or not.  To me the village is treading a fine line between being full of character & feeling a bit run down.  I do like this photo of Danny running down some stone steps towards me though.

Sadly that’s the last full day of our holiday.  The following day we packed up the tent and loaded the car to the brim before heading home.  We were fortunate in that less than half an hour after starting off it started to rain.  Luckily we were able to get the tent all packed up nice & dry.

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