Today, a friend and I went to Scarborough. After all of the rain and cold weather, it actually turned out to be lovely and sunny for most of the day! Nice surprise. We’ve eaten too much, had a walk along the beach, looked around the shops in town, avoided buying anything we didn’t need. Quite a feat when there is a brilliant weapons/swords replicas shop called Ancient Warrior on the seafront. I was very tempted by a set of gorgeous throwing knives, and also a samurai umbrella (a samurai sword style handled long black umbrella, about the length of a full size samurai sword which can be carried on a strap over the shoulder). They were very cool.
There are also a lot of ice cream shops along the seafront, and so naturally we had to try some of the stranger flavours. Bubblegum flavour is delicious, especially if eaten with a scoop of cherry flavour as well. Another one had lemon cheesecake ice cream- cheesecake flavour with little crunchy bits of biscuit base and bits of zest to add the tangy lemon- which was equally as delicious as the bubblegum ice cream. And a cafe which has the best home made battered onion rings and Cajun chicken wraps.
It also happened that the Olympic torch was going through Scarborough today. Entirely a coincidence; we had no idea until we saw most of the roads cordoned off and police and marshals everywhere. Neither of us were particularly interested in seeing it, but still it was something we’ll probably never see again.
And of course, a day out can’t be complete without hassle getting home. On the way home our train was delayed because a car had smashed into a bridge up ahead of us, and unfortunately it was a bridge that the train line passed over. The announcer informed us that they couldn’t re-open the line until the structural integrity of the bridge had been checked following the accident, and so we’d have to take a detour.
Oh well. We still had a great day out.
There would have been photos… I had good intentions, but between my rubbish photography skills and forgetting to actually take more than three, it’s didn’t quite go according to plan. Maybe next time.