So this is it my last week taking part in the #NewThings Challenge. if you haven’t followed this challenge before we as a family have been taking part in weekly challenges by CSMA Club…. but why? ….. Each weekly challenge it is hoped will make some memories for us and our Children, as its believed that trying something new leaves a lasting impression in your memory.
So this week is all about experiencing a new culture and traditions while trying to broaden our horizons and look at things in a different light from our current run of the mill glance!
So with Ollie and I loving Whitby and even eloping 2 years ago to Marry it was time to actually show the kids there was far more to Whitby than fish and chips and a Mr Whippy!
Whitby as it stands today is a traditional maritime town and historic port in North Yorkshire that can be found north of the york moors, it has an incredibly vast history from vampires to captain cook .. but with its flashing lighted arcades to the whale bones on the North Cliff, it’s really easy to forget that the this little town is built on its fishing roots.
We discovered the story of Henry Freeman who survived after the Whitby Lifeboat was capsized in 1861, he only survived due to his brand new cork life jacket, that was sent out as a sample and that none of the others were wearing! (you can read more about it HERE)
We spent some time in the RNLI museum in Whitby which none of us had visited before, exploring and reading about what a vast maritime history Whitby has encountered.
We will certainly be making sure we now look at more things with a less blinker wearing view …
Disclaimer: This is my entry into the CSMA Club #newthings challenge