A series of anecdotes with or without any connection to the running of a restaurant.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Sunday in Whitby...

Captain James Cook left Whitby in 1768 for a trip around the world in the Endeavour then later in the Resolution.

Whitby is a beautiful seaside town with the quaintest of streets, nooks and crannies, souvenir shops, etc... that attracts millions of visitors a year.

But most people come to Whitby not to see the statue of Captain Cook or visit the replica of his ship, HMS Endeavour, but to eat Fish and Chips!
I think there are more cafes, restaurants and takeaways per square foot in Whitby selling this British speciality than in the rest of the known world.

Our two grandkids, Evie Louise and Alex enjoyed a beautiful Sticky Toffee Pudding with ice cream and caramel sauce.

PS: Maryam's Marrakesh Blog has been shortlisted for the Best Middle East or Africa Blog.

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Blogger Akelamalu said...

We had a trip to Whitby not so long ago (I did a post about it)and it is a lovely place. Do you live in Whitby then Cream?

5/11/07 6:42 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

I remember your beautiful post about Whitby, Akela.
No, I don't live there, a little bit further up.

5/11/07 7:23 PM  
Blogger Queenie said...

Love Whitby, especially 'Goth' week.I wonder if Dracula did get washed up there???????

5/11/07 8:33 PM  
Blogger Crabtree said...

Très joli, et très typique.
Cela ressemble un peut à Collioure dans les Pyrénées orientales (peint par Matisse)

6/11/07 12:39 AM  
Blogger Cream said...

I know, Q the place is awash with Goths. We didn't go to the Dracula museum though. Too scary!

Crabtree, Collioure est très beau petit port aussi! J'adore la région, Banyuls, Argelès etc...

6/11/07 8:54 AM  
Blogger Hayden said...

Lovely. I can think of nothing better than strolling beside an ocean or bay. It was the pics of the water that pulled me to Stockholm for a visit. The countryside above the houses looks very California.

6/11/07 1:57 PM  
Blogger A Kite Rises said...

Cream: you just triggered an avalanche of sweet and wistful memories for me, with your lovely photos and chat about Whitby. Donkeys years ago (well, 1984 actually) I visited Whitby for a weekend, my first weekend away with someone I was having a very passionate love affair with :) I remember so well waking up on our first morning and being so enchanted by the higgley-piggledy red rooves tumbling down to the sea. Reminded me very much of some of Dylan Thomas's writing. Thanks for the memories!

6/11/07 5:13 PM  
Blogger Akelamalu said...

I got your email Cream, hope I'll get to your neck of the woods sometime. :)

6/11/07 5:53 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

Hayden, people in Whitby will be delighted to be associated with California.

Rising Kite, you're welcome.
They say that a picture paints a thousand words and if it conjures up happy memories, then all the better.

One day, Akela, one day...

7/11/07 12:10 PM  
Blogger Daphne Wayne-Bough, said...

If you're in the Collioure region you absolutely have to try and get a table at El Bulli near Rosas ... although they're only taking bookings now for 2008 ! If you can't wait that long, owner and head chef Ferran Adria has another place in Seville and has collaborated with NH hotels on their stylish restaurants. How do you think molecular cooking would go down in bandit country?

7/11/07 12:29 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

Daphnee, I know that Heston Blumenthal tried fish and chips at the Fat Duck but I doubt very much whether his miniature version would go down well up here. Bandits favour meat and two veg, I'm afraid!
I see that El Bulli is already booked up solid for 2008. Shame!

7/11/07 3:18 PM  
Blogger Guyana-Gyal said...

Goths in a little seaside town...hmm...did Bram Stoker mention Withby...? Don't remember.

There it is again, bandit country. I'm still curious. Daphne, do tell.

I've visited Maryam's Marrakesh in the past, it's lush...her blog, I mean, never been to the actual place.

7/11/07 11:15 PM  
Blogger Mélanie said...

This place looks so peaceful ..and The dessert looks YUMIIIIE

8/11/07 9:46 AM  
Blogger Cream said...

Gigi, there are annual Goth gatherings in Whitby. Don't know why.
I'm going to Marrakesh on Sunday...Beautiful!

Absolument, Mélanie.
Sticky Toffee Pudding is very, very nice!

9/11/07 11:14 PM  
Blogger Daphne Wayne-Bough, said...

Whitby was were Bram Stoker's Dracula pitched up, if I'm not mistaken - hence the Goth connection.

Gigi, "bandit country" is what we soft southerners call the north-east of England, they're wild and woolly up there and speak no language known to man or beast.

10/11/07 6:56 AM  
Blogger Cream said...

Hahaha! Love it, Daphnee.
Wild and woolly! And drunk...

Yes, Bram Stoker is supposed to have bought the pen that wrote Dracula from one of the millions of souvenir shops in Whitby. Along with a stick of Rock, a bag of chips and a boat trip out to Robin Hood's Bay.

10/11/07 9:23 AM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

i just love travelin with you Cream! I would never see this much otherwise! Acharming place this Whitby. I love all the houses all stacked up on the hills!

10/11/07 6:10 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

Glad you liked the journey, Val.
It is a very popular destination despite the North-East weather.

10/11/07 8:09 PM  

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