Thirsty Thursday's were about to ramped up to 'peak thirsty' in my quest to get North Yorkshire fully greened off for only the second time in BRAPA's 7.75 year existence.
With eleven pubs left to green off in NY, I was delighted to see that five of them were on the same bus route between Scarborough and Whitby. Had I planned it like this, or was I just born this way?
I took the train from York to Scarborough on this sunny morning, and had a pleasant but ultimately pointless walk around the town before my bus arrived (I'm not very good at 'meandering', 'moseying' and 'mooching', I like my walks to have a purpose, otherwise I'd rather sit down shut up.
The double decker was busy, the upstairs crowd was surprisingly scrotey, weird blokes with roll ups hanging out of the corners of their mouths having shouty conversations with unwashed backpackers who couldn't understand the concept of a return ticket or Fylingdales.
I was glad when my foot found solid Whitby ground about 50 minutes later. My first pub ticking visit here since 2015, where I unwisely visited over Hallowe'en half term week. Yes, it was mad!
|More serene today|
|Definitely not scouting for a Colin/KLO replacement, honest|
|The Board Inn, a 2014 BRAPA tick|
With Keane Lewis Otter in tow, we needed to tackle the famous 199 steps up towards the non too shabby abbey.
|101 steps and counting (sort of)|
|If Blind Sooty is the sign of a good pub, is Blind Fisherman the sign of a good chippie?|
|Customer's already in, go go go!|