Originally, we were supposed to live in Middlesbrough, but once we saw Saltburn-by-the-Sea, we changed our mind. Partly because Middlesbrough isn’t extremely likeable town, partly because Saltburn is so much likeable. I never imagined we could live so close to the sea, that we can actually sea it from our window, and that is fantastic. In Estonia, we lived only 12 km from the seaside and it was already an enormous luck, but Saltburn set up a new record.
This town was founded in the XIXth century and was supposed to be a resort for the local aristocrats, but for some reason it didn’t become that popular after all. Saltburn remained cozy and cute and is known as the “pearl” of the whole area. It is very pretty even in the wintertime, so we just cannot wait to see how beautiful and lively it might be in summer. It is full of nice cafés, small shops, cute streets. We have even two supermarkets! :D
This pier is Saltburn’s biggest peculiarity and it is quite impressive, especially during the low tide. At any time of day or night there will be always several anglers, I think quite soon we’ll join them too. The cliff is also a local pride, even if it seems to be particularly loved by the suicides. With no light, everything seems dull and severe, but as soon as the sun starts shining, we feel exactly as if we were in the movie “Far From the Madding Crowd”. This is the thing we love about the rainy countries they offer always the most beautiful light possible.
A great mysterious park “Valley Gardens” that I personally long to see in summer or autumn. On the weekends, it is almost crowded!
Finally, the view from the windows! Almost enough to see the entire town.
We haven’t explored too much the town and its surroundings yet being so busy with the installation in our new flat, soon hope to tell much more about everything around like Middlesbrough, Marske, Whitby, Moors Park and life in England in general. Stay tuned!