Oh my, more rain and wind today. It was raining when I set off from the Youth Hostel, after a gut busting breakfast. They do know how to fill a girl up before a long trek. Hostel breakfasts are great, you can stuff yourself silly if you wish. It was a bit disappointing to see the rain, but never mind, I togged up, no point in crying about it, just get on with it.
It was a very strong wind, so I decided not to go on the coastal path, and took the road to Hawsker. At least I could stride out and rack a few miles up. One last look back at the Abbey, spooky eh!
I came into Robin Hoods Bay and luckily the rain stopped for a while so I was able to take a few snaps, and have a bite to eat. There was a few people walking around the tiny cobbled streets, they come here whatever the weather. You can't drive down into the village, you have to leave your car in the car park at the top of the hill. Alright walking down but it's a long steep slog back up again.
Lots of little olde worlde shops.
The Cinder Track runs parallel to the coast anyway, I could still see the sea over on my left. Mile after mile I covered on that track, it's long and flat and straight. There are still some of the old platforms where the stations used to be. This station has been converted to a very desirable detached house.
So, I walked towards town and found a street that is high up, with some B & B signs. I rang the bell of one that looked ok, and was pleased to find they had a room. So here I am, sat on the bed in my en suite room, watching TV and talking to you. How much ? £26. Struck lucky again, breakfast is at 8am.
Let's get up to date with the mileage. Just over 100 so far.
I think I'm going to be stuck for a bed tomorrow night, I'm not passing through any built up areas, so I'll have to ask around. Maybe find a farmhouse that does B & B. I would like to get to Driffield, but that is expecting a bit too much, even with my fast pace. We shall see, I'll get the maps out and study them once more, to see if I can find a solution. Catch you tomorrow, signal permitting.