Ilkeston Cam on Holiday in ....
Uploaded w/e 02 October
All of this week's
pictures were taken with a Nikon D3300
Day Two - In Peasholm Park
It was still only the second day of our holiday (Tuesday 12th July) but we had already done a
fair bit of walking and sightseeing so decided on a relaxing
And that afternoon took us to one of Scarborough's long standing
attractions, Peasholm Park.
We walked though the park to about half way round the lake passing
the bridge to the island and seeing many dragon boats on the
We also passed the putting green, various flower beds and the
landing stage for the boats.
Looking back across the lake as we passed in front of the terrace,
we could see the landing stage towards the left of this image
whilst the other similar, closer structure in the lake is the
It was also from in front of the terrace that we could see the
pagoda on the top of the hill on the island and the water cascading
down. The terrace was well populated but even more people would
have been there the previous day to view the Naval Warfare Battle
which is staged on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays during July
and August. We'd missed the Monday performance and wouldn't be
here on the Thursday but could still see the model of the harbour
(bottom left) that features in the show.
We found a quite secluded spot just beyond the terrace to sit
and watch the world go by but my itchy feet soon got the better
of me and I carried on around the lake crossing a footbridge
over Peasholm Beck which feeds into the lake.
Peasholm Glen leads off to the left but I left exploration of
that for another time and continued to the right past the Wishing
Well and around the edge of the lake.
It appears that this side of the lake is a favourite spot for
the birds and the flower beds have been protected with post and
As I walked along the lakeside, there was an almost endless stream
of the dragon boats circumnavigating the island.
And looking back over another of those
protected flower beds near to where we had first entered the
park, the boats kept on a-coming.