Photographer's Note

After a nice walk in Saltburn-by-the-sea with kath and Rob Featherstone, we (Mariusz and me) went through the moors to Witby. I was very happy that we went there becuase of two reasons: the town has a strong literary tradition and has featured in literary works, television and cinema; most famously in Bram Stoker's novel, Dracula; the fishing port emerged during the Middle Ages and developed important herring and whaling fleets,and it was where Captain Cook learned seamanship. HMS Endeavour, the ship commanded by Cook on his voyage to Australia and New Zealand, was built in Whitby in 1764 by Tomas Fishburn as a coal carrier named Earl of Pembroke. She was bought by the Royal Navy 1768, refitted and renamed.
The town is very nice . The abbey ruin at the top of the east cliff is the town's oldest and most prominent landmark with the swing bridge across the River Esk and the harbour sheltered by the grade II listed east and west piers being other significant features. Statues of James Cook and William Scoresby and a whalebone arch all point to a maritime heritage.
All the time Mariusz worried that I would be disappointed with my weekend in Middlesbrough. But it was very attractive, wonderful time spent with him and his family. Thanks again!
This arch was already shown on TE but here is the more romantic view with the wedding couple. In the arch, you can see the old St. Mary church and the curvy road, 199 steps leading from the abbey to the town below.

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