Some say it is grim up north. I am here to try to prove otherwise.
On my recent Easter break in the city of Hull, myself and my sister decided to go to the seaside – it was a very warm 18’C in Hull so we needed to cool down. Thankfully, Withernsea offered a pleasant sea-breeze from the North Sea, and temperatures of 12’C.
This is the beach.
Then there is the entertainment area, with a variety of amusement arcades. I spent 44p playing the slots.
We had a walk along the high street too, which was bustling with activity.
And we had a look in the local shops.
We could have stayed the night in the hotel, but being a tiny bit more accustomed to temperatures higher than 12’C it was best that we didn’t spend too long in the lovely sea air.
There used to be a pier in Withernsea, but a few ships crashed into it in the 19th century.
It is a shame that we seem to have missed the biggest event of the year so far, which was reported in the Hull Daily Mail, as a 150m knitted scarf was wrapped around the lighthouse.
So, on my UK 2011 tour, I have been to Watford and Withernsea, I guess I should continue the W theme. Where next? Widnes? Woking? Wolverhampton? Who knows…