Ilkeston Cam on Holiday in ....
w/e 06 August 2023
All of this week's pictures were taken with a Nikon D3300.
2 - A Day In Whitby
We were on holiday in Scarborough with our son Adam and daughter
in law Tracy and on the second day of our break in Yorkshire,
Adam drove us the twenty miles up the coast to Whitby.
Our previous visits to Whitby some forty years ago had seen us
mainly on the eastern side of the River Esk or on the north facing
coast west of the harbour to see the Whalebone Arch and the West
Cliff towards Sandsend. This time we parked on the Endeavour
Wharf Car Park on the western side of the Esk, an area unfamiliar
to us all so the first part of our day in Whitby would be one
And the first things we discovered were hundreds of tiny starfish
on the edge of the wharf - surely a sign that Whitby is still
a working harbour for fishing boats.
Before moving away from the edge of the wharf, we looked across
to the headland opposite surmounted by the Church of St Mary
and Cholmley House.
As we moved along the wharf we passed the impressive looking
Whitby Endeavour moored in a small inlet off the River Esk. We
would walk around the end of the inlet and down New Quay Road
This replica of Captain James Cook's boat not only houses a children's
museum but is also a restaurant. Even if you don't go on board
the colourful paintwork makes it an unmissable attraction.
Whilst the Endeavour is a tourist attraction during the holiday
season, nearby, piles of ropes, lobster pots and other sea going
paraphernalia were evidence of the all year round business of
From the end of the inlet with New Quay Road on the left, the
view across the river revealed not only St Mary's Church but
also the ruins of Whitby Abbey beyond the other buildings on
One of the shops on New Quay Road, the Yorkshire Trading Company,
discount traders in Home, Hardware and Gardening equipment, was
also overflowing with seaside souvenirs and toys to keep children
entertained on the beach.
Among the other shops are many cafes and restaurants and plenty
of places to enjoy a favourite meal of fish and chips with of
course, locally caught fish.
So far our walk through Whitby had taken us through parts of
the town unfamiliar to us, but as some visitors perhaps were
contemplating a boat trip, we were heading for the swing bridge
to take us to an area we had visited previously - Church Street
and the steps up to the Abbey.