Monday, 15 August 2016

#CountryKids A day exploring Robin Hood's Bay #Whatevertheweather

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall
Monkey and Mouse


The Tuesday of our stay was a changeover day when some families left and we had some new arrivals later in the day. It was a day we used to explore more of the village:

Robin Hoods Bay


A few of us walked up to the top of the hill above the oldest part of the village to take in the views from the top:


Robin Hoods Bay

There used to be more of the old village on this stretch plus a less steep road but it has all fallen into the sea due to coastal erosion:


Robin Hoods Bay

In the 1970s a sea wall was constructed to protect the remaining houses and you can take a walk along it back to the bottom of the village:

Robin Hoods Bay


The old village really is tucked away at the bottom of the hill:


Robin Hoods Bay

It was such a calm day the sea looked more like the Mediterranean than North Sea:


Robin Hoods Bay

It wasn't a long walk but it was a very pleasant one:



The fishing boats were all safely moored in the harbour part of the bay:

Robin Hoods Bay

The sea wall route was a certainly a lot less precipitous than the main road into the village which has an interesting chicane at the bottom:



It is a 30% slope and not double width so its interesting to drive on! Luckily its an access only road:



Back down in the harbour we explored the Old Coastguard's Station. There was a tiny aquarium with shrimps and crabs: 


crab

The children learned more about how tides work:



and they could generate different wind strengths:

video

Afterwards we wandered around some of the intriguing footways around the village:


Robin Hoods Bay

Robin Hoods Bay


Our accommodation was right at the top of Fisherhead:


Robin Hoods Bay

I had to move my car up to the Upper Bay as we ran out of spaces so I was next to St Stephen's church:


I then got another walk down the steep hill once again:


Robin Hoods Bay

It was once again an evening for a walk on the beach:


Robin Hoods Bay

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