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A Day at the Seaside

Organised by Paul Harvey and the Social Team, a day with a difference on June 20th saw a party of 22 Rotarians and partners board the North York Moors Railway at Pickering for a day out to Whitby.

With lively conversation topped up by snacks and prosecco which Hazel magically brought to us en route, we enjoyed a beautiful warm sunny day as we passed through the Moors scenery and the famous "Olde" stations en route before arriving 1.5 hours later at Whitby.

There everyone did their own thing, be it a leisurely lunch (fish and chips, or scampi, surely?), a long walk on the beach - the record being counted in in modern fashion by fitbit at 17,000 steps - a visit to the Captain Cook Museum, or consuming ice cream whilst mooching round the shops and back alleys in this fascinating and historic town.

Approaching Whitby, with a view of the Abbey in the distance

The return journey was more adventurous since, as a result of a lineside fire, the train went from Whitby only as far as Grosmont, where coaches eventually took all the passengers across to Pickering. Four of us decided it was easier to simply take the Coastliner bus all the way from Whitby, which was felt to be a less stressful a proposition!

A great day, much enjoyed by all and capped by the best weather possible for a day at the seaside!

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