Campervan,  Travel

The NC500 in a VW T3 Campervan – Part 11 – The long way home.

Day 12 – Seaton Sluice to Robins Hoods Bay 82 miles (140 km)

Part 10 of the series can be found HERE.

As planned, I left Louise in the Van and made a short walk to the coast, hopeful to catch a nice sunrise photo of St Mary’s Lighthouse. Wanting to minimise disturbing Louise, I left my tripod as I’d forgotten to remove it from the wardrobe the night before. Improvising with a fence post, I spent an hour watching a spectacular sunrise.

Returning to Bellamy, I checked my emails and found a message from the journalist I’d been speaking with regarding my Cheeky Stag Photo. He advised that my photo would be in today’s newspapers. I dropped my camera gear in the Van before looking for the nearest newsagents, thankfully only a miles walk away.

My photo had made it into the Times and Telegraph, it was even shown on the Sky Newspaper review. It felt great that my photo might have made some people smile over their cornflakes that morning.

Our next stop was a campsite near Robins Hood Bay. We arrived early afternoon as we wanted to explore the village. The shortcut across the fields was lovely, and we explored the small village, enjoying a drink near the harbour and a fabulous early evening meal before walking the hill back to Bellamy.

Day 13 – Robins Hood Bay, Whitby and on to Etties Field, Atherstone. 172 miles (275 km)

We decided to head to Whitby early to grab a late brunch as we were both stuffed from the fab food last night. We spent the morning exploring Whitby before we set off again.

We decided to add a stop on the way home to visit my parents. We booked into a quirky campsite Louise had been following on Facebook, Ettie’s field. It sounded like our kind of place, this is from their website. We were fairly confident Bellamy would qualify!

Ettie’s Field is NOT a caravan park or a campsite….

Ettie’s Field is for everyone who owns an interesting Glamping rig.


Airstream, VanLife, Bongo, Glawnings, Teardrop, t@b, Vdubs, Bikers with small touring tents, Classic Hymer, Eriba Touring, Bell or Lotus Tent, Tipis, Roof tents, converted ambulances

WE LOVE different!!! Ettie’s Field is different!!!

Ettie’s Field is NOT suitable for normal tents, normal caravans or normal motorhomes…

Onsite, there’s a Boho-tipue shop where Louise was in her element, thankfully we were nearly home, so loading the van up with more ‘items’ wasn’t going to be too much of a problem.

Somehow we had the place to ourselves and enjoyed the late sunshine. My parents drove over from nearby Tamworth, and we caught up in the funky clubhouse when it got cooler with its honesty coffee bar before turning in for the night.

Day 14 – Etties Field to Home. 130 miles (210km)

So the final day had arrived. The most direct route was chosen in the Sat Nav and we enjoyed some good roads as we ambled home. No stopping today, the van was creaking under the things we had purchased on our journey. It was a Friday so we still had a weekend ahead to prepare for returning to work on Monday.

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