For once, we were blessed with the weather. For the day and a half that we were there, we had constant sunshine and blue skies. Whitby has a brooding quality which means that it suits grey skies and mizzle but it was so nice to walk round in short sleeves and feel the sun on our skin.
We went to the arcades, took a boat trip, climbed up to the Abbey and just...wandered.
On Thursday evening, we had planned to go for dinner at Green's bistro, which seems to be the closest Whitby gets to upmarket cooking. But in the pub we found a corner table which was right by the window and afforded amazing views out across the seafront. We couldn't bring ourselves to leave but lingered as the twilight fell and the lights of the arcades became increasingly gaudy in the gathering dusk. So pub grub and cheap white wine it was, and then we fell into conversation with a large group of Goths who were there for Whitby Goth Weekend and ended up staying until well past the bell called time. Next time, Green's!
Fish and chips at the Magpie Cafe were superlative as usual although I eschewed them in favour of hake with a smoked haddock fishcake and creamy vegetables. LOVED this and definitely would like to recreate something of the sort at home - I thought using a fishcake as an accompaniment was such a nifty little idea.
Points may have gone by the wayside to a certain extent, but prior to the trip, there had been a steady downwards trajectory all week, with a total loss of 2.6 kg across 6 days. I expect to see a bit of a bounce tomorrow but nothing that a restrained weekend won't take care of. I'm in a really happy place at the moment - I don't necessarily know what has caused the massive upswing in my general mood, but I am not going to knock it. Onwards and downwards lovely friends, and a very happy weekend to you all!