Hiya. What do you reckon to Whitby hostel then, pretty cool eh! And what a fantastic location, on the top of a hill next to the Abbey, with fantastic views. I took this photo this morning, look at the blue sky. It's been lovely and sunny all day, I've been hot, wish I'd taken my shorts with me.
It was a different story yesterday however, it started off with rain and I had my full waterproofs on and my big brolly. No wind so I didn't get blown over the cliff edge, ha ha. The rain stopped at lunch time but it didn't really brighten up at all, still I made the most of it and did a long walk.
It was 1pm when I arrived on Monday and after parking at the hostel I spent the afternoon looking around Whitby. It was very windy and quite cold. It's a pretty place, very steep streets. There are 199 steps down to the town centre from the hostel, and 199 back up again. If anybody wants to visit the Abbey and can't manage the steps they would have to drive about half a mile around the road, and approach it from another direction.
I couldn't pop in my usual Tesco for the reductions because I was coming back over the Humber Bridge and not down the motorway, so I made a stop at Morrisons at Beverley as I was passing through. I spent the grand total of £1.17p, and for this I got 12 free range eggs 30p, bag of fresh egg noodles, 19p, two bags of prepared veg 38p, and bananas for 30p. I did even better when I called in at Tesco Barton on Humber. It's a smaller store and I didn't expect to get much, but it's worth a look if you are passing. I spent £1.57p. Five loaves of wholemeal bread at 5p each. Two bags of prepared salad at 8p each. Three stalks of brocolli at 3p each. A prawn salad for 30p, and some cooked turkey slices for the cats. Amazing bargains. I won't need to shop now for another week.
Anyway, I'll get off now. I've really enjoyed my visit to Whitby. I couldn't bring myself to spend £8 on fish and chips, so I just had a tray of chips for £1.35, and I got five doughnuts reduced to 37p from the Co op store. I know the hot chocolate would have been nice, but I managed with a kit kat instead, ha ha. It was the scenery which gave me the most pleasure, not what I put in my mouth. Catch you tomorrow. Toodle pip.
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