coastal cruising, be prepared.
First rule of going to sea, there's no such thing as "just". When setting out to sea, be prepared to stay there.
If you're launching at Whitby, take good heed of any advice from the guy in the marina office. Especially if there's any north or East in the wind, the entrance to the harbour can be an unforgiving place. People have died in the outer harbour at Whitby.
Rule#2: Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level & then beat you with experience.
Rule#3: Tha' can't educate pork.
Rule#4: See rule#5