So, the Covid-19 lockdown was over. So many things had been missed and cancelled throughout the year; it was time to catch up.
We had visited Staithes briefly on a previous trip up the north east coast, now it was time for a proper exploration with three days booked in Coble Cottage, overlooking the harbour.
We left Hull mid morning on the Friday. It was a pleasant day, warm enough for shorts despite the lateness of the season. Pausing to refuel at Beverley (our beer supplies were getting low), we then set our sights on the B1248 and headed for Scarborough, then on through Whitby, arriving in Staithes just after 2pm.
On arrival we passed the Captain Cook Inn, where we had booked a meal for the next day, and then descended the steep hill into the harbour. We were going to have to climb back up this to the car park after unloading. The road was narrow and roughly cobbled, with many tourists having to step aside to allow us passage.
Coble Cottage, although an eight sleeper, was fairly cramped for space. It was pleasant clean and tidy though, and lacked for nothing but space; we couldn’t actually get through the doorways while carrying boxes. The electrics were a bit scary however, with many spurred and double sockets, overloaded with plug adapters and endless cables. The place looked like an electrician’s nightmare.
A short afternoon stroll took us up a steep hill and onto the heights of Cowbar Nab, which afforded us a spectacular view across the bay.
After that short walk, we tried unsuccessfully to go for a refreshing pint in the Cod & Lobster. People were queuing at the door so we settled for one of our own beers, sat on a bench overlooking the harbour as we wrapped up against the evening chill.
Back to the cottage for a relaxing evening, we dined on a delicious homemade Chicken & Chorizo casserole. It was accompanied by a sourdough bread, spread with