After a pleasant few days in Whitby we decided to get the bus to Staithes. We would have driven but didn't want to loose our parking spot.
Faced with another steep hill we descended into this pretty town. The weather was ideal with plenty of sunshine and a slight breeze. Our first stop was the outside area of The Cod and Lobster for a drink. Here we overlooked the harbour and although the sea was out there there were lots of boats tied up making it an interesting view. I particularly liked the way the ones in the sketch were all in a row.
We then walked onto the harbour wall and sat for a while watching people near the boats. A young boy was walking across and his shoes were coming off as he stuck in the mud, instead of removing them completely he would dig them out put then on again and continue. Each time the same thing happened but he continued with his endeavours. This was highly amusing to us and a small group who were also watching. Eventually after struggling for about fifteen minutes he realised the error of his ways and just carried the shoes.
Afterwards we went for a meal in the small cafe before sitting on a bench overlooking the beach. Here we watched the young families enjoying the day and not a single iPad on show. The lady resting with purple hair stood out and there were lots of children and parents building sandcastles etc. A glimpse of a traditional British holiday scene.
,Before returning to Whitby we decided to have a wander around the town and have a look around the shops before attempting the climb back up the hill to the bus stop. Unfortunately there were no Sherpa's to carry our bags or donkey rides to the top. I'm sure there is a business opportunity for someone there!