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Club Trip - Goathland, Saltwick Bay and Saltburn

May 20, 2017


A small crowd gathered for the latest Club trip on Saturday.  Not a bad morning and the bus soon filled up.  We set off and headed for our first port of call down the A19.  Stopping at the entrance Keith managed to feed the machine without any problems, this time.  Goathland here we come.  


After a long journey with members being entertained by Mark and his WhatsApp and Ross who shared posts with his favourite lady, you know who you are Kay oops.  Arrived at Goathland to a bright but breezy day.  Some members headed for the coffee shop passing many of the shops and props used in filming the popular TV series "Heartbeat".  Some members tucked into a hearty breakfast or made do with tasting the local cakes or scones washed down by a good cuppa.  The more dedicated members headed for the Goathland train station.  They must have been feeling energetic that morning climbing a quite steep hill to watch the steam train coming through the trees to its final destination in the station.  Well done those who caught this event.  Well jealous looking at some of the pictures posted on Facebook.


Once Ron and his harem and other members had been rounded up we headed for Saltwick Bay.  Unfortunately when we got there the tide was very much in! So the ship wreck Keith had took us to see wasn't visible.  The energetic bunch headed down a precarious set of steps to the beach grabbing some nice looking beach scene's.  A decision was then made to move on and despite calls to go shopping, or ambling around Whitby, we headed for Sandsend .Again the party split into two groups.  Some heading for the beach and the groynes the rest headed off to refuel. And to sample the local patisseries, and delicious looking array of ice creams.  Sufficiently refreshed we headed back along the beach.  With the expert help of Gillian the "tea party" grabbed what will almost certainly be winning shots, sorry lads. A quick exit was made from Sandsend as the clouds gathered and down came the rain.  Poor Mark, his hair was ruined.


We arrive at our last destination, Saltburn to sunshine, if not a bit blustery.  The Saltburn pier looked splendid stretching out into the sea.  Obviously we all wanted that shot but how too!  lots of people were ambling along and taking in the view.  Some members choose to take pictures under "the boardwalk" which worked equally well.  Those who headed off along the promenade found the Venicular railway running from the town down to the beach, colourful beach huts and wind turbines in the distances.


With time moving on the fish and chips began to call.  Most members bought theirs from the same place so was reassured they would be good.  Feed and watered we alighted the bus and once again in the safe hands of our chauffeur, Keith Saint, headed home.  The bus was slightly quieter as members scanned what they had shot and chatted happily about the day.All in all a great day was had by all.  Great times, great company.  Look forward to the next trip   

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