Kate’s Stop

I said from the start of this journey that if anyone wanted to suggest places I should visit and mention on my virtual travels, I would try my best to get there. I got a handful of suggestions, most of which are a bit further afield and which it will take me a bit longer to get to. But there was one suggestion which I just had to head for.

If I hadn’t been working on a recent ankle injury, I’d have tried to get here for Halloween, but as I draw up to Whitby Abbey I think I’m glad just to have made it. This is of course, Dracula country (thanks, Kate).

I don’t really know why, but I actually never bothered trying to get hold of a copy of Dracula until a few months ago and even then the library here didn’t have a printed copy so I was forced to listen to it on audio book. Personally, I think it’s a bit slow for that medium and I do still want to read it, but since I can’t I’m going to make it the next book that I set free for Book Crossing.

For those of you who, like me, have never got around to reading the story, Whitby is where Dracula leaps ashore in the form of a great black hound from a wrecked ship and where, under dark skies and biting frosts, his fun really begins.

This is also the northernmost point of the Yorkshire leg of my virtual journey. From here, I head south again. If anyone else wants to suggest a place for me to visit, I will certainly try my best.

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