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postcards from north yorkshire

dear friends,

easter weekend this year had us heading north by fast train to york (2 hours by train, about 4 in a car), then driving out into the countryside of north yorkshire

we’d found a small stone shed on the internet that we fell in love with and were so happy to discover it was free that weekend.
the shed, cold harbour

every single detail had been considered in this inviting place. from fluffly cotton bathrobes and crisp cotton sheets to the beautiful breakfast basket of goodies and a bottle of local wine that greeted us on arrival. we felt right at home…
the shed, cold harbour

we drove through the north yorkshire moors again and again. each time taking a new road, stopping for photos and to admire the stone crosses and grand views…
young ralphs cross - north yorkshire moors {hdr}

fields with stone walls lay out below us like patchwork quilts in shades of green
patchwork fields - north yorkshire moors

we found the local deli and had wonderful coffee. the lady in the store so cheerful and welcoming – just perfect for this kind of place…
the local deli

we climbed up roseberry topping, then had a pint of the local lager in the nearby town where nic’s father grew up
roseberry topping

we dined at the star inn, harome – a michelin starred restaurant (#9 in my 101 things in 1001 days list),
perns of helmsley wild duck sausage

we explored the coastline, driving to robin hood’s bay
one is the loneliest number

eating fish & chips down at the harbour in whitby
two if by sea

and exploring the beautiful tiny fishing village of staithes. shrouded in haar, staithes seemed to possess a beautiful and quiet magic.
the pretty fishing village of staithes

we rambled, relaxed and explored, returning home feeling rested and rejuvenated.
thinking of *you* and wondering what new places you might be exploring

arohanui
x

  • Carol
    29/05/2009 at 23:30

    Robin Hoods Bay and Whitby are just beautiful… my son and I will be travelling near there up to Scarborough soon.

  • darlene
    19/05/2009 at 16:51

    oh my gosh!! what beautiful postcards :-) i can’t wait until i too can travel, in the meantime, i always enjoy seeing the beauty you visit, xoxox

  • gkgirl
    18/05/2009 at 14:03

    wowowow!

    some of those photos took
    my breath
    away…
    that one of the rolling landscapes,
    all quilted together…
    loooooove it…

    xo

  • Emily
    17/05/2009 at 07:42

    How was the food? Did you enjoy it? It looks rather inviting… :)