A few years ago, we decided on a budget holiday to Primrose Valley in Yorkshire. We booked a static caravan which allowed us to bring our dog (we only had Taylor back then) and off we went. We were smitten, the local area was beautiful, the park clean, well laid out and perfect for our needs. By the end of the holiday we had bought our very own caravan and booked the pitch where it would sit. We are very lucky to have a quiet cul de sac location, the setting is peaceful, private and relaxing. Whenever possible we hop into the car and go for a few days to spend some time just revelling in the wonderful peaceful environment and fresh sea air.
To say it's my happy place would be a massive understatement. Many people are funny about holiday parks like this and caravans, but for us it's perfect. The dogs love it, girls love it and so do we - we don't go for the park facilities and "entertainment" but use it as a base for our days out, plus it has access straight onto the beach.
Now that our girls are older we are enjoying the luxury of mini breaks on our own, without dogs and their paraphernalia, as now we have 3 it's almost like packing up a car back in the days when we had younger children, instead of high chairs it's dog beds, toys and bowls etc.
If you haven't been I would highly recommend the Yorkshire coast, it is simply beautiful. Here are some photos from our recent trip (sans dogs and teenagers).
|Bridlington when tide is out|
|Whitby again ~ go to Fish Box by the harbour for fabulous fish and chips.|
|Bemptom Cliffs ~ amazing array of wildlife and bird reservation|
|Looking down at Robin Hood Bay and the old town|
|Robin Hood Bay ~ great old town with history|
|Robin Hood Bay ~ Old town with small narrow streets down a steep incline to the sea|
|Robin Hood Bay ~ many old doors and some unusual maritime door knockers to be found too|
|Robin Hood Bay ~ down by the sea, tide was in.|
|Flamborough Head ~ Lighthouse and cliffs|
|Flamborough Head ~ if it wasn't for the dastardly ME I would have been down these!|
|Flamborough Head ~ simply stunning|
|The Stunning Yorkshire Moors|
|Filey Beach where I spend much of my time|
|Great local pub ~ does wonderful home-cooked food & will go off-menu for you too! The owners collect everything and the place is full of memorabilia of all kinds yet still spotlessly clean.|
|Luxuriating in the October sun and enjoying a chilled white|
|Happy us in our Happy place|
Sadly it is almost the time of year where we have to drain down the caravan and close it up for winter. We have one more mini break planned before then at the beginning of November and then that's it until March next year. I hope you enjoyed a sneaky peak at my happiest of happy places.