Our first day at Robin Hood's Bay wasn't the sunniest but it didn't stop us from having outdoor fun! First of all though my excited daughter discovered that Ben Miller was also staying in the village and he kindly posed for a photo:
The official plan for the day was a walk to Boggle Hole. Due to the way the tides go we weren't going to be able to get there along the beach:
So we set off along the Cleveland Way which turned out to have an awful lot of steps:
It was a bit of an adventure as the route was quite varied:
Eventually we reached the cove at Boggle Hole:
At first we sat down in the cove whilst the children explored it as the tide was coming in. Then the rain came down so we retreated into the Youth Hostel for lunch:
The hostel has been revamped recently and these intriguing stairs lead up to rooms where the children could have indoor fun:
There was a polite notice about making sure your children weren't running riot:
Most of our group walked back over the cliff but a few of us wanted to wait out for the tide to have receded enough to walk along the beach. My daughter kept going out to test the depth to see if it was shallow yet.
Eventually we decided that we didn't mind a bit of a wade so we set off:
It turned out that around the corner the water got a bit deeper...
Luckily it was never above mid thigh and we reached the sand of the main Bay:
It is truly a stunning location:
We then met up with the rest of the group including my son who had been enjoying a dip in the North Sea:
It was fish and chip supper night so we then had a wander through the steps and narrow alleys to the restaurant:
Of course it had to be Scampi and chips for me as its what this stretch of the coast is famous for:
A lovely end to our first day.