Finally, finally we are settled, all the redecorations are definitely over, the weather gets better every day (well, kind of), and we started exploring the North of England, and even more precisely –Yorkshire Coast. And the first pearl of this marvellous area is a tiny village Staithes.
It appeared that Staithes was ridiculously close to Saltburn: no more than 10 miles (15 km) away, and we made three (THREE!) attempts to go there by bicycle, but it didn’t work – the cycling road was too hilly and too muddy. So we had to give up on the fourth attempt we finally reached Staithes. Even we haven’t seen much yet, it absolutely deserves its place in the buzzfeed’s list “18 British Villages You Should Run Away To”. It’s a lovely fairy-tale spot, where the time stopped.
Cosy little houses, tearooms, boats and incredible sound of seagulls screaming. What we loved the most about Staithes, is that it’s a real hidden gem. It’s not mentioned in the guidebooks, and people tend to pass it by on the way to Whitby without any idea what they miss. Only British tourists and it’s fantastic.
People enjoying their Fish & Chips, children trying to catch crabs, a van selling ice-cream, happy dogs’ barking – it’s an utopian place, no doubt about that.