We spent a lot of this holiday taking in the lovely view from our accommodation. We were literally just down the road from Scarbrough Castle, you could see the sea at both bays from our windows.
The sitting room window looked over North Bay...
and from the bedroom window we were high up just opposite St Mary's Church. You could enjoy a cup of tea in bed in the morning and look out to sea at South Bay knowing the harbour was down the winding steep streets.
We visited some wonderful places again on our second trip to this part of the UK and saw some really unusual things.
Saltburn on Sea, with a lovely pier and cliff lift down the steep incline to the beach. The yarn bombers (or guerilla knitters, secret knitters who display their work for all to see) had been and visited the pier for the Jubilee and also the Olympics, they had left some wonderful knitted things for people to view. You can see more close up pics of all of the things in the links.
Beck Isle Museum of rural life had some super old cross stitch samplers by children on show and crafting items from bygone days.
Scarborough Fair houses old steam driven fairground organs and rides, motor cars and bikes etc. The galloping horses were there, i have such happy memories of seaside trips as a child on these.
When you paid your entrance fee you got a ticket for a free ride.... exciting or what! Poor DH came off looking very green and i was very naughty and headed to the cafe for some homemade carrot cake and pot of tea while he wandered around to walk off his nausea lol.
There are also evening shows that you can go to to listen to the organs playing and have a night of singing and dancing. It's also used for wedding receptions too.
Our journey home was drove inland to The Eden Camp Museum. We spent a fantastic day there exploring the old POW camp and its exhibitions. They have done an amazing job preserving all that is on show there. There were lots of school children on history trips with their schools really enjoying the experience.
Look at all those different sewing machines in one of the huts showing women at work
and an embroidered card sent in 1944 to a soldiers mum
We had a wonderful time, these are a couple of my favourite pictures of the week.
Hubby enjoying a hot doughnut on the seafront.
The little white building through the trees to the right of the church is our holiday accommodation window as we saw it from the promenade.
The boats in the harbour waiting for the tide to come in so they can go out to sea again
and watching the evening sunset each night over the moors from our sitting room window before heading out for a nice stroll.
Due to my holiday and being ill since i got back i am way behind on blog reading. Unfortunately as much as i hate doing this, i am going to have to mark them all as read in my reader and start again from today. I'm so sorry friends, i will scroll down though each time i visit your blog with a new post to see what i have missed, it might not get an individual comment but it will be looked at.
I do have some stitching pieces to share with you, but i think this post of long enough now, see you soon with those and thanks for visiting.