Part of the reason for going to Whitby was for the Whitby Goth Weekend.
It was interesting to see a new event in a new space and see how it was adopted and embraced by the entire town, and how everyone interacted with it.
We had gone over to the UK on the ferry and had taken La Duchessa (the motorbike) so had limited clothing space for wardrobe.
We met some wonderful people, struck up some great conversations, but if you click the link above to the wiki article, you’ll see that the festival has diversified in recent years.
So there were a lot of people (who we met and talked to while eating in tea houses) who had come just to watch the passing street parade.
A bunch of others who came as an excuse to dress up and cosplay.
So we ended up just sticking with the music venue each evening after spending our days exploring the towm.
At one point while up near the cathedral ruins we were interviewed by a film crew who were making a short film for one of the bands!
We had some good times in Whitby over the weekend that we were there. We met some great people, ate some amazing scones, and watched the rain and hail sheeting sideways down the street!
But then we packed up our panniers and headed West!