April 2014 –Whitby Goth Weekend

Off to Whitby for the bi-annual Goth Weekend and one of Herman’s favourite climbs; the hills up round Sleights, which he gets to sail down on the way in and struggle up at about 5mph in his crawler gear, on the way back out again.

With accommodation at the usual premium, we weren’t as lucky as we might have been this time and, although we got a nice cottage, there was no parking at all near it. So Herman had to ‘live rough on the streets’ for the duration of the festival.

Steps leading to our cottage. Don't think Herman will fit up there!
Steps leading to our cottage. Don't think Herman will fit up there!
Alleyway leading to the steps. I doubt he'd even fit through here!
Alleyway leading to the steps. I doubt he'd even fit through here!
Temporary 'Home Sweet Home'
Temporary 'Home Sweet Home'
Luvverly Whitby
Luvverly Whitby
Whitby Harbour by evening
Whitby Harbour by evening
Relaxing with our t'riffic chums in the Little Angel
Relaxing with our t'riffic chums in the Little Angel
Little Angel. Mazza getting a round in
Little Angel. Mazza getting a round in
Heading home after a night out
Heading home after a night out
Herman skulking in a carpark
Herman skulking in a carpark

Although we did get the customary ‘WTF?!’ moment on the way back, as we saw the cliff like hills leading out of Whitby hoving into view and Herman [as usual!] had to wheeze his way up them in his crawler gear, being over-taken by sloths in wheelchairs –once again we had a disaster-free mission to report.