We were very surprised to see the crowds of day trippers wandering around the harbour and enjoying the sunshine, there were thousands of people. We had to leave the car a long way from our accommodation, up near the abbey, and pay for 24 hour parking. Glad we decided to just take a change of clothes in the backpack. It would have been challenging dragging our bags down 199 steps and then along the cobbled street!
Walking down the stairs was fine, it was coming back up that had me huffing and puffing.
We stayed in the attic of The Whitehorse and Griffin Pub. The first stagecoach to York left from here about the same time the First Fleet arrived in Australia.
It was fun just sitting and watching the world go by. Dripping ice creams, screaming children, tipsy sun tanned older couples, spruikers and buskers. Not to mention Morris men! The dancers with bells…yay, Lionel went to the pub while I watched them, mesmerised! Haha.
There were boats continually taking the day trippers for a quick trip out of the harbour and back. No shortage of takers. Lots of families enjoying the beach too.
And the chips were very good, but I’ll wait til we’ve finished the trip to decide if they were the best!