Homeward Bound – Blyth to Whitby
Bright sunshine greeted us as we left at 07:30 for the final leg to Whitby. The sea was smooth with no wind, although there were still traces of fog along the coast. Another day of motoring, although the breeze did fill in later, but was, as ever, on the nose !
We were too early to catch any of the Sunderland Air Show, although we heard the noise of the jets later on. Apparently all flights had been cancelled yesterday because of the low cloud. At least Eric got to see the family beach hut south of Newcastle before we left the coast behind, crossing Tees Bay some seven miles out.
We soon spied Whitby High in the far distance and arrived in time for the 5 o’clock bridge. The town was abuzz in bright sunshine with children diving off Tate Pier, the beach full of people enjoying the sunshine and the trip boats racing in and out the harbour!
Ian, the Marina Manager, assured us that Samaki was cooling the white wine and would move out to allow us to park in our usual spot !
So safely back in our home port after covering 982 miles.
A note from the Editor: I managed 594 of these but not the crucial rounding of Cape Wrath and John O’Groats. However, from Malcolm’s blog entries since Kinlochbervie, I reckon that we saw the most beautiful scenery and the most amazing wildlife on the West coast and in the Outer Hebrides. Neither of us has visited the Orkneys so that stays on our bucket list. Watch this space!