We should have been somewhere entirely different but circumstance and the elements placed us here, on the north Yorkshire coast. I was not entirely disappointed; this coast lacks the grandeur and the spectacular reflected light of the far northwest but if the landscape is shrouded in highland mist then you only have your memories to call on.
Whilst the weather remained benign we walked the Cleveland Way, north from Runswick Bay to Staithes and south from Robin Hood’s Bay to Ravenscar. Much of the coastal section of this 110 mile trail is cliff-edged and the views go on forever. On the clear-skied days we tramped our way north and south, the skies, the sea and even the land appeared infinite, the few people that appeared, wholly insignificant, walking shadows:
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Only time goes on forever which is just an excuse for inserting some more Tom Waits. This was the track (Time) that crept into the recent episode of Peaky Blinders – a perfect marriage: