Monday, 17 June 2013

road trip part one

I have always wanted to plan a road trip, so as part of my make the most of May bucket list we went away for three days. I really enjoyed planning the surprise trip for Steve as I had arranged accommodation and days out.

I thought I would share with you a few photos of our trip, road trip part two coming in the next post! Our first stop was in the city of York and, as you can see from the photos above, there is an incredible amount of street entertainers.

We were quite impressed with the escapologist called Rob Roy. Watching him getting out of the chains was really nerve racking and he had great banter with the audience.

York Minster is an amazing building. It took my breath away with it's grandeur. York is full of old Tudor buildings, and churches much older than that, and it is home to one of my favourite shops. The Yorkshire Soap Co. sells the most gorgeous soap cakes, soap cupcakes, bath bombs and nice smellies.

After our lovely day in York we carried on our road trip to where we were staying for the night.When 
we arrived we fell in love with the little cottage and the wood behind it. The little bedroom was so cute and had everything we needed including wine and wineglasses. The bathroom was bigger than the bedroom!! We had a lovely stay and we will definitely return there.

Our second day started in a seaside town called Whitby but, oh my goodness, the weather was awful! The rain was beating down with a really strong wind. An umbrella was impossible! You can see from the photos how foggy it was! 

The abbey has 199 steps up to it and they attract tourists from all around the world. It is said that part of Bram Stoker's novel Dracula was set in Whitby. There is only one thing you can eat for lunch and that has to be fish and chips, an English seaside special.

Unfortunately it wasn't the weather for a boat trip!

I hope you have enjoyed sharing part one of our road trip. I would love you to join me for part two on Wednesday.


  1. I love York and all round that area, there is so much to do. I've not been to Whitby for a long time but isn't that where the best UK fish n chip shop is? Did you find it? X

    1. There is a lot of places to visit in that area, Scarborough is lovely too. Unfortunately in Whitby the weather was dreadful! I think the best fish and chip shop is called Quayside but we didn't go there. x

  2. Gorgeous photos! I love the fog and the mist in the little seaside town. It seems perfectly fitting. What a fun road trip!

    1. Thanks Sara,it was certainly foggy! But I suppose with the legend of Dracula it looked how it should. Enjoy your day. :-)

  3. Loved this post. Beautiful photos Rachel.
    Claudia P.

    1. It was a very misty and moody atmosphere, great for where we were. :)

  4. Your photos are gorgeous sounds like a wonderful trip :)

    1. Thanks so much Carley, glad you like them :-)