Ilkeston Cam on Holiday in ....
w/e 23 July 2023
All of this week's pictures were taken with a Nikon D3300 apart
from the first one taken on a mobile phone.
After a number of years without a holiday, we really
enjoyed our break in Scarborough last year, so much so that we
returned to the Yorkshire coast for another few days away in
early July this year.
We arrived on Monday in early afternoon and after unloading the
luggage at our accommodation and settling in, we made our way
down Ramshill Road to join Valley Road and pass under the Cliff
Bridge (sometimes also called Spa Bridge) to the seafront. The
bridge dates from 1837 and is Grade II listed.
Once under the bridge the familiar view along Foreshore Road
and the South Bay opened up before us with the harbour nestling
below the castle topped headland.
We crossed Foreshore Road to walk along on the seaward side.
Last year we were surprised on our first day in Scarborough by
the number of children and day-trippers in the town but this
year, as we passed St Nicholas Gardens and the Big Wheel, the
pavements were comparatively deserted. We put this down to the
fact that we we there a week earlier in July this time.
We were still surprised this year though and that was by the
price of Donuts at this kiosk on the beach.
(Current supermarket price 5 for £1.10p)
We continued along Foreshore Road passing Bland's Cliff, which
rises steeply up into the town, and the Coney Island Amusement
With the shadows beginning to lengthen, we stopped at the Lifeboat
Station and looked back across South Bay towards the Spa and
Oliver's Mount before returning along Foreshore Road to take
a ride up the Tramway into the town. From there we eventually
made our way back to unpack, enjoy a meal and plan the next few
On one of those days, Wednesday, we again walked along Foreshore
Road to the harbour (more of that later) but also found time
to sit for a while and watch the waves rolling in.
It was Thursday though before we made it to the cliff above Royal
Albert Drive which runs along the North Bay.
The road along the top of the cliff is Queen's Parade which is
lined with hotels, guest houses and holiday homes.
The drive along Queen's Parade, Blenheim Terrace and Rutland
Terrace provided some good views of Scarborough Castle but this
was a brief interlude between other places we visited on Thursday.
Next though it's Tuesday and a day in Whitby.