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Boggle Hole Weekend - July 2015

We arrived on the Friday night in glorious sunshine and some of us had time for a beer before the evening meal.

On Saturday we took the bus to Whitby and spent a few hours visiting this historic town and its Abbey, before walking back along the coastal path to Boggle Hole. We had a relaxed walk taking time to look at the wild flowers, the birds and a second world war sunken concrete boat. We had a particularly good view of nesting kittiwakes whilst eating lunch. As the weather was so hot we just had to stop for another pint in Robin Hoods Bay before walking back to the Youth Hostel for tea.

The next day we went walked along the cliff top path from Boggle Hole to Ravenscar before returning along the beach. There were lots of common seals with their young on the rocks below Ravenscar. We had fun scrambling over some of the rocks as the tide needed to go out a bit further before we could walk on flat ground without getting wet feet. We had a lovely walk back along the beach with interesting rocks, waterfalls and impressive lighting as the clouds came in ahead of the rain.

There was only one downside to the weekend; the hostel vegetarian food was truly awful. The next time I stay in a Youth Hostel I will be self catering! Although on a positive note, it meant I had to walk back to Robin Hoods Bay to find pudding and a pint.

Thank you to Debbie and Margaret for organising the weekend in a superb location.

Catriona

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