Ilkeston Cam on Holiday in ....
Uploaded w/e 11 December
All of this week's pictures were taken with a Nikon D3300
Day Three - The End Is Nigh
It's now Advent and Christmas
will soon be upon us. As I write this, the sun is shining from
a clear blue sky and there's been a hard frost. It's freezing
outside but there's still a final selection of images to share
from our break in Scarborough in July this year.
It's Wednesday afternoon and the end of our holiday is nigh but
we made our way to the end of Valley Road and found that Foreshore
Road had been closed to normal traffic in one direction to all
but official vehicles.
Despite the road closure many official looking vehicles were
being allowed through including cars, coaches and mini-buses.
The Queen was still alive and the Commonwealth Games had not
yet started and many of the vehicles were emblazoned with logos
proclaiming the Queen's Baton Relay. This was the start of the
With The Spa forming the backdrop, the starting point for this
leg of the relay was at the Blue Roundabout at the end of Foreshore
Road. Local media, residents and holidaymakers alike were all
there to record the event as the support workers applauded the
After the photo shoot that first runner, who was visually impaired,
was accompanied to the middle of the carriageway that was now
closed to all traffic.
Then he set off on his leg of the relay around the South Bay
following yet another of those support vehicles and accompanied
by a number of support workers.
We followed for a little way and then returned to our temporary
home after a walk through the town, this time crossing the Valley
Bridge. From here we had a good view of some of the locations
that we had enjoyed during the three days - the Grand Hotel on
the left, the Cliff Bridge we had crossed several times and the
harbour and various piers we had visited on successive days.
It wasn't the last time we saw the South Bay though as we ventured
out again as the sun was setting and spent a little while on
the cliffs above The Spa.
It was also a good place to see the lights along the seafront
but even in the hot summer it felt decidedly cool up here on
the cliff top.
So with one last look at the classic view of the resort over
the South Bay we turned away from the view of the headland between
the North and South Bays. We had one more night in Scarborough
and on the Thursday we returned home after bidding farewell to
the town ... until next time.