Ilkeston Cam on Holiday in ....
Uploaded w/e 20 November
All of this week's pictures were taken with a Nikon D3300
Day Three - Through St Nicholas Gardens
As I sit to prepare this page
for uploading in November, I'm reflecting on the four months
since our break in Scarborough. We have a new Monarch on the
Throne, we're on our third Prime Minister and the long scorching
days of summer have been replaced by Amber Weather and Flash
Flood warnings. Back in July it was a touch cooler on the coast
as the rest of the country sweltered and Tuesday morning had
been cloud covered but as we set out for our walk on Wednesday
it was under a clear blue sky.
Initially we followed the same route as the previous day over
the Cliff Bridge and enjoyed some wonderful views over the South
Bay to the harbour. On Tuesday we had walked via the shops to
the West Pier and our objective today was the Old Pier and the
Crossing the bridge this time though, we also looked to the other
side and saw the Rotunda Museum, the "Museum of Coastal
Heritage and Geology". The large white building behind is
the Bike and Boot Inn which, according to Google, is a "Cool
hotel with dining & dog grooming".
On the other side of the bridge we once again passed the Grand
Hotel, pausing only to read the plaques on the wall. From top
to bottom they commemorate Anne Brontë, who died in a house
on this site on May 28th, 1849; the RAF Aircrew Trainees who
were stationed in the hotel between 1942 and 1944 and the citizens
who contributed to victory in the air, and at the bottom, a plaque
on the Scarborough Heritage Trail that states that the Grand
Hotel, once Europe's largest, has been a landmark on the south
bay since 1867.
Between the Grand Hotel and St Nicholas Gardens is the upper
terminus of the cliff lift or as it is called here, the Tramway.There's
also a paved area which affords a good viewing point over the
It was at that viewing point back in 1976 that I took some 35mm
slides including this inset. The passage of time has not been
kind to the slides and they have deteriorated over the years
but the views over the Tramway to the harbour are still the same.
On Tuesday when we had reached St Nicholas Gardens we had turned
left to head for the shops before going down to the seafront.
This time we opted to walk through the gardens and down the cliff.
We could of course have taken the Tramway but decided it was
easier to walk down and take the tram back up on our return.
We zigged and zagged down the cliff via paths and steps first
one way towards the Big Wheel ....
... and then the other towards the Grand Hotel.
We eventually reached the bottom and exited the gardens onto
Foreshore Road passing some beautiful flower beds on the way.
We then followed Foreshore Road again in front of all the shops,
amusements, hotels, cafes and restaurants as we made our way
towards the harbour.