Group trip to Whitby
Group Trip to Whitby
To start our delayed year due to Covid several of us decide to have a trip to Whitby, that had been put off from last year. We all met at the Services on the M18, a total of nine cars, all suitably distant from each other. It was really good to see all our old friends that we had not seen since last summer and also welcome our new members Nigel and Karen in their yellow TR6. Jeff was unfortunately feeling unwell and could not attend, and was greatly missed, on the trip.
It was decided to go Mid week, Wednesday to Saturday, in Whitby, and Jackie organised our accommodation in the “Bagdale Hall” Hotel.
The Hotel is down near the Harbour, and very good for access and parking in the centre of Whitby. Some couples wanted the “Four Poster” bed and the resident ghost treatment, but most of us, just wanted a good outing. The weather was very kind to us and Andrew organised some great runs for us each day in the area around Whitby, in our classic cars.
We stopped at some lovely locations, during our run in our classic’s, making the days both full and relaxing, this coupled with two evening meals, made a very good group get together, for us all. The meals were all with Covid rules , six to a table, and masks, even so it was good to be with friends. One evening we all had a drink with Jeff via the telephone, and hopefully he realised how much he was missed.
During the run Andrew , sent us to Mathewsons Auction House for a look round and also for me to arrange two of my cars to be sent to Auction. I have become fed up with time wasters, looking at my cars and decided to let the Auction house have the trouble. The TR2 has become difficult for me to drive, but I have just restored a TR4 , for all my future TR outings.
Derek came the following Monday, with a three car transporter, and was in constant demand for a photo shoot by everyone passing. He took it with good grace, and was as nice as he appears in “Bangers and Cash” on the television. Unfortunately there were no camera crew’s there, and so I will have to keep my day job, fame is not beckoning.
We have planned a similar long weekend at Malvern, for the International, as this worked so well, in previous years. Peter has arranged our accommodation as our Hotel in Malvern was full.
It will be good to get back to something like normal