This years Whitby trip
Our trip to Whitby
Having enjoyed our long weekend two years ago at Whitby, it was decided at one of our meeting's to repeat the outing.Jackie again managed to book us all into the Bagdale Hotel, down near the harbour, it has secure parking for our cars, and nice walks around the harbour.This time we were taking eight cars, all Tr6's except Paul's TR2, making a total of fourteen of us going, most as couples, and that makes it all the more enjoyable.We all met at the Ferrybridge services, but Paul's TR6 refused to start there, and he decided to change to his TR2, back at home. All the rest continued on Russ's route via the A1 and the A64 past York, to Ampleforth, to view the Abbey and school.
Paul having started his car, returned home to change to his TR2, the cause is still unknown, at this time, but it seems to be connected to having changed his tank a few weeks ago.Both Paul and I arrived safely in Whitby, in his TR2, well before the others, so we sampled the beer on the harbour whilst we waited. The rest also arrived without incident, and we all unpacked in our rooms. Friday evening had us all having an evening meal, booked by Jackie in a local Fish restaurant.Saturdays outing was planned by Andrew, and included a run through the Esk valley, taking our cars through a shallow ford, and onto Thornton Le Dale, enjoying the wonderful views.In Thornton Le Dale, there was an auction at Mathewsons, in full swing, allowing us to wonder around looking for bargains. This Auction is at present on television, under the name of "Bangers and Cash", and its always interesting to actually see these locations. After some shopping in the lovely village, we all returned to our hotel across the North moors.Three of the couples decided to stay another night, but the rest of us returned home via Driffield, on the Sunday. This allowed us to have a break at the Waterwheel near; Booth ferry and a gentle run home down the M18.The weather had proved very good, only being caught in one shower, whilst in the auction. This looks like being a regular yearly outing for our club.