A visit to the seaside

LOCATION: Housesitting in the Yorkshire Dales, England

WEATHER: Partly sunny. High 50

With another sunny day in the forecast, we headed out again, this time east to the East Coast. We went to the seaside town of Whitby, about 40 miles away.

The harbor is very picturesque with fishing boats loaded with crab nets sailing in and out. The streets are lined with Victorian-age shops and restaurants.The town is known for its fish and chips, so these restaurants are everywhere. People walk the streets eating their take-away fish and chips

We had lunch in a former fishing dock. We shared a bowl of steamed mussels. They were delicious – cooked in a creamy lemon sauce.

We walked around the town, blasted by the fierce cold wind. We ducked into this pub to warm up.

Then, back across the moors home. It has a rugged beauty. We had to watch for sheep on the one-lane road, scattering these guys as we got near.

For dinner, we went to one of the (3) pubs in our village. It is a good thing we had reservations. It was packed. Very cozy with a roaring fire in the fireplace with a combination of locals and visitors chatting away. We shared a goat cheese tart and a terrine of potted ham.

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