Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Day 4 - Robins Hood Bay

After a fitful night, Terry and I headed down for breakfast at 8am. I must say that, although the staff are very helpful, they do have their moments!  Today, for example, was a little like Fawlty Towers. Our waiter - I say ours since he seems to follow us around, was eager to please but seemed to get it permanently wrong. For example - we asked for more toast - he had only brought 3 slices between the four of us. We were worried when he was asked for coffee at a neighbouring table - something told us that he might forget our order. Sure enough - their coffee arrived but not our toast.  After two other tables were served, we caught his eye and asked again - there was no recognition of our previous request - and he then went to fetch the toast - tripping over several times on the journey.  Bless.

After breakfast we headed through the mist up to Robins Hood Bay. I went to the cafe at the top of the hill and sat down, with a coffee, to do my embroidery. Somehow that never got completed - I was too busy talking to everyone - sometimes complete strangers who appreciated their efforts of walking up the 30% gradient hill being recognised.  In fact I had a whale of a time! I did worry, however, about the young man who tried to push his elderly father in a wheelchair down the hill followed by his wife pushing her dog in a pushchair!  I did see the young man making his father get out of the chair and walk down the steep hill - but never saw them come back!

Then, as we were coming home, the minibus somehow made a detour. I am not sure how it happened but I ended up at The Sewing Centre  - home of very inexpensive fabric. Whilst I watched Sewingbuddy buy up the shop I decided that it would be rude not to help out - so I may just have bought a piece or two!  All for Christmas presents of course!

We came back by taxi - I say we - there may just have been two other ladies who we now have corrupted and who spent more than they may have expected to.  Dinner tonight will follow the semi final of the boules competition ( I got knocked out of the quarter final). I have chosen Duck liver pâté / smoked haddock and poached egg / cheese and biscuits - it's a hard life!

Tomorrow we are heading off to Castle Howard - where Brideshead Revisited was filmed all those years ago.  It will be our last full day and thoughts will turn to packing up and coming home. Would I come again?  If they'd have me then I might just be tempted!


  1. Sounds like a good day!!!!! Love the description of your waiter! Poor boy. Have been trying to send you a text, signal bad today. Have you heard of Marna Lunt? Will explain

  2. What an exciting life you lead :) x