Last week found Mr Chic and me in Whitby. Since deciding to move to Wales, we have been trying to squeeze in as many adventures in Yorkshire as possible – a Yorkshire bucket list if you will. Fish and chips at Whitby’s famous Magpie fish restaurant was way up there.
I’ve been to Whitby a couple of times now but missed out on their fish and chips because, such is the fame of The Magpie, people were actually queuing on the street to get in. Let me tell you, I refused to queue for the teacups in Disney – there aint no way I’m standing in the cold for a plate of chips!
And I’m actually glad I didn’t. They were, to be honest, a bit of a let down. Admittedly I have been spoiled by Mr Chic’s thrice cooked golden fluffy lovelies, but I left The Magpie feeling full, but wondering what all the fuss was about.
After lunch we had a bit of a wander around the shops, and a few items may have made their way into my shopping bag – oops. One of my purchases was a cupcake shaped soap from Honeyz. They really did look good enough to eat. Don’t try that though, seriously!
Stomachs and shopping bags full, we decided to say goodbye to Whitby and take a wander around Robin Hood’s Bay. This was another place high up on our Yorkshire bucket list, and not a place I have visited before. And shame on me, because it was absolutely breathtaking! The higgledy piggledy streets wove their way down to the coast where even the greyness of early evening couldn’t detract from the overwhelming beauty of the bay.
I have a definite affinity with the sea. If it wasn’t for the knowledge that it had taken us quite a while to walk down to the bay, and what goes down must then inevitably make the gruelling trek back up to the car, I think I could have stayed for hours. I may even explore the idea of staying there for a few nights – I’ll add it to my bucket list
As much as I’m looking forward to being in Wales, there is a part of me that’s really going to miss Yorkshire. I think it’s stolen a part of my soul.