Sunday, 18 April 2010

A day at Saltburn by the sea...

Yesterday dawned bright and sunny so we decided to go to Saltburn it's half an hour's drive away along the coast and a place we'd not visited before.

As we drove into Saltburn there was a church on the right and grazing in the grounds was a ram!! Isn't he gorgeous??? I jumper out of the car top take some photo's and as a Lady approached he jumped up and come running over to us.

She told me "Bertie" look's out for her passing by each day and she always brings him a treat which he looks forward to. In the background can you see the sign saying "collector's fair" so in we went, now sometimes you find things and sometimes you don't, but we had a good old rummage about and I found a couple of new "old" noddy books a ladybird book some lovely buttons, and an album full of first day issues and christmas air mail letters as well as stickers and pegs, didn't I do well? Mr Lucey bought 2 Paul Smith rabbits for our collection and a few other bits.

We passed some realy lovely apartments on the way to the beach

how lovely  to live in something as nice as this,

and this was the view from the top, it reminds me of when we were in Cornwall a couple of years ago.

Then we saw the little ticket office for the tram that takes you up and down the cliff

this is the view from inside

it had beautiful stained glass windows

and everything had just been refurbished and given a new lick of paint for the season

 there was another ticket office at the bottom I'm sure all this could be used in a  film set.

There were donkey's on the beach for the kiddies to ride on, and we walked along the pier and had the obligitory bag of chips in newspaper

we went along to the woodland centre where there was swings and climbing frames and a train

"toot toot"

the smell from the hyacinths in the Italian garden was divine and the diners in the tea rooms spilled out onto the lawn with their scones and tea in the warm sunshine

we shall certainly be visiting again but I must remember to wear comfortable shoes!!

Love Lucey xx


topchelseagirl said...

Saltburn looks lovely. I love donkeys.

Julie said...

Thank-you for sharing your lovely day with us! What a charming spot!

Hope today is wonderful as well!

Pooh's Abode said...

Saltburn looks super. love the ticket office. Apparently our nearest beach has just reintroduced donkeys - have yet to see them though.
Looks like you had a great day

Kelly said...

What a lovley spontanious day trip! Hasn't it been lovley?

Meri Wiley said...


Thanks for sharing your day, it looks absolutely stunning and you definately made me wish I was there! I really hope to make it back there soon. Have a great week!


Connie said...

Wow Lucey the views looked fantastic, and to go on such a lovely day, what a difference sun makes, glad you had a lovely Sunday. hugs and kisses x

winnibriggs said...

Never been to Saltburn but it looks wonderful. You seem to have had a great day and bargains too!

Pea Green Kitty said...

Looks like a lovely day.
Saltburn is one of the places on my 'to do' list this summer, I saw an article about it in Yorkshire life one time and fell in love with it.
The ram is very sweet, Why was he tied up though? he looks a little lonley.

Rachel M said...

How lovely! The woodland centre looks nice, I'll have to check it out in summer.


magpie chic said...

I really worry about those donkeys. Do you think they were enjoying their work? I hope so, but sometimes I wonder. They do look adorable. I just hope they only get nice children riding them and not Violet Borrigard or someone!

Ellen said...

I have just discovered your blog....And I was enchanted with your photos....makes me want to go visit such a lovely place.


Looks like a perfect day out. Kx

melanie said...

What a lovely place to visit. xx said...

I shall put this on my places to visit list! suzie xxx

BERTIE x said...

It looks like a lovely place to visit, especially as the sheep have such good names ;)
Bertie x

Handmade in Gibraltar said...

What a lovely place for a day out !Wish I could still fit on a donkey, it used to be the highlight of my holiday.

Louise x

Kissed by an Angel said...

What a lovely day out!! It looks a beautiful place!

A Thrifty Mrs said...

One of our best friends lives in Saltburn. It is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us.

maryannlucy said...

What a lovely day and perfect weather x

Patty said...

I am now very seriously considering picking up and moving to Saltburn :)

This and That Creations said...

What a great place for a vacation! No package yet? Should be there any day! Can't wait til you see what's in it!