Our Second Caravan Trip

Our second caravan trip was to Robin Hoods Bay.

Robin Hoods Bay - Travellingminstrel #
Robin Hoods Bay – Travellingminstrel #1

It’s about a 3 hour drive to get there. It’s on the east coast of England. We came here last year and we really liked it so we decided to come back. We came back to the same caravan site which is also a working farm and has a 4×4 course next to it. It is very wild and beautiful.

Landscape at the bottom of the cliff - Travellingminstrel # 2
Landscape at the bottom of the cliff – Travellingminstrel # 2

This site is nearly empty every year and it’s on a cliff overlooking the sea, with Robin Hoods Bay over on the right. We came for 4 days. The camp site had a barn where I found a Swallows nest quite high up.

Swallows nest - Travellingminstrel #1
Swallows nest – Travellingminstrel #3

Most of the days were good weather but it rained a couple of times. My auntie,uncle and my cousin were here at the same time so we met them on the beach. It’s a very beautiful bay with good sand,rock pools and views. So on the first day we just hung around the beach and after went into Robin hoods bay village to a brilliant sweet shop.

Robin Hoods Bay and village - Travellingminstrel #
Robin Hoods Bay and the village – Travellingminstrel #4

The next day we went for a bike ride to Ravenscar along a disused railway track, it was about 5 miles away from Robin Hoods village . The Ultimate traveller had a sore knee so he drove there and Jed went in the car with him. A lot of the ride was flat. It had some down hills at the begining with a steep finish.
We each got an ice-cream when we arrived. Jed and the ultimate traveller joined us. We came here because at the bottom of the cliffs are seals and most of all lots of fossils. We mainly came here to fossil hunt.
To get there you have to do a 20 minute trek down cliffs to the beach. We spent a full day here and nobody came which was good for us since we would find more fossils. I found lots of flat ammonites and three 3D ones. The weirdest and best part was that my brother found one of the best ones! The Ultimate traveller and myself dug into the cliff and found a few in the wall (with help from some tools).
There was an injured seal on the rocks but we couldn’t do anything to help it.

Injured seal - Travellingminstrel #
Injured seal – Travellingminstrel #5

After fossil hunting I went off by myself around the corner

Landscape - Travellingminstrel #
Landscape – Travellingminstrel #6

and found lots of seals chilling out under the sun and lying among the rocks,

Seal - Travellingminstrel #
Seal – Travellingminstrel #7

they soon went as I arrived though.

Seal - Travellingminstrel #
Seal – Travellingminstrel #8

You could also spot their heads in the water. After a full day here we cycled back. It was a lot easier on the way back and we went to the pub for a meal.

The day after we all drove to Whitby to do some crab hunting. We bought some nets and a crab net. We also found a good, quiet pier to fish off.

Boat - Travellingminstrel#
Boat – Travellingminstrel#9

Me and my cousin caught about 20 to 30 crabs each. Once we caught them we put them in a bucket and let them go after. We each caught a giant crab each as well.

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Crab – Travellingminstrel #10

After that we got some “nibbles” and other sweets from another good shop.

We arrived back at the campsite to see a beautiful rainbow over the sea.

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Rainbow – Travellingminstrel #11

A special ending to a special trip.


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