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A travel journal to Yorkshire by TianjinPaul

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'Real' harbours

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Whitby Harbour Photo, Yorkshire, England
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In 2011 I moved to the South of France. In many ways this was a dream come true as it provided me with great food, great weather and some of the nicest sea-based scenery you could ever wish to see - the blue of the sea in Nice is truly breathtaking. Because there is so much wealth in the area, secluded little ports are not something you can find easily. Instead, there are several ports and harbours that are filled with millions (and possibly even billions) of dollars of hi-tech yachts. Antibes for example houses row upon row of expensive pleasure craft. As Impressive as this can be - and several of the super yachts do look fantastic - I find a little tiresome and just a tad superficial.Bec...Read More

A Walk into the Past

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Readers of this journal entry will, unfortunately, have to permit me to indulge in a little bout or reminiscence. During the mid to late 1980s, my father regularly took me to Scarborough for week-ends away. We stayed in a caravan – or very occasionally a bed and breakfast – and spent our time playing bingo or snooker in the games rooms and arcades on the promenade and eating fish and chips in the evening. Whilst this was not particularly glamorous, my younger self enjoyed it tremendously. Therefore, when we went back for a visit several years later, I was always going to be drifting down memory lane.Whilst drifting into the past was to be expected, I was extremely surprised to find that in...Read More

The Yorkshire Dales

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When I was a child, my family took vacations or long weekends in the north-east of Yorkshire. I use to love it. This may have been because towns like Scarborough and Whitby are genuinely fascinating and fun for an eight year-old boy. Or, it could be because I had, at that point in my life, not travelled outside the UK and knew no better. Looking back through the years, it is probably a combination of the two. The fresh sea air and football on the beach were wonderful, but when you have no knowledge of Mediterranean beaches to compare them to, it is much easier to love them. Because I loved our trips to Scarborough, Bridlington and Whitby so much, I would often be pre-occupied during the ac...Read More

Some English Seafood

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I live in Nice in the South of Result. As a result, I get the opportunity to sample some truly fantastic food. The blend of French cuisine and Italian dishes is truly wonderful and leaves me spoiled for choice. Even though Nice may be famed for dishes such as Socca and Salade Nicoise, it is also renowned for its sea-food. Dishes such as boulabaise are commonplace as are restaurants offering moules or seafood paealla – one of the finest meals I have ever eaten was moules a volonte (all you can eat) in the Cours Saleya area of the city.When I took a trip back to the north of England, I was excited because seafood would again be on the menu, but on the shores of the North Sea it would prove t...Read More

Sherlocks Coffee Shop

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Restaurant | "Mysteriously Good"

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My father, who is perpetually keen to set off on any form of trip as early as is humanly possible, insisted that we begin our trip to Whitby at around 8am. I am no great fan of this kind of hour. Therefore, by the middle of the afternoon, I was begging to feel somewhat tired and was in desperate need of a coffee. Sadly, there were very few coffee shops that were evident. Therefore, I was wandering around the town yawning and feeling every so slight dozy. It appears my father began to notice my lackadaisical nature and decided I needed a bit of a wake-up. So, he expertly navigated us to Sherlock’s, possibly the most interesting coffee shop in the north of England.It is a well worn cliché to...Read More

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Sherlocks Coffee Shop
10 Flowergate
Whitby, North Yorkshire
01947 603 399