Chalk cliffs dot the coast between Hull and Whitby
Yes, the area is not entirely undemanding. Tides, currents, cliffs and harbors that cannot be approached at low tide challenge the navigator on board. And the way there via the North Sea can also be tough. Nevertheless, the east coast of Great Britain is usually better protected than the west side of the island, as it is often in the lee of the lows approaching from the west.
The small and large cities that offer themselves as stage destinations are always attractive. Here, off the coast of Yorkshire and on the mighty rivers that flow into the sea between Hull and Edinburgh, none other than James Cook learned to sail. Whalers were at home in this spot, Vikings invaded, and even Count Dracultrieb, at least in the novel, his mischief on this stretch of coast.