Ilkeston Cam on Holiday in ....

w/e 10 September 2023

All of this week's pictures were taken with a Nikon D3300.

6 - The Way Back Through Whitby

Reunited with Adam and Tracy after their climb up the 199 Steps we began to make our way back to the Endeavour Wharf and started by returning along Church Street.

Abbey Wharf

Turning by the Old Town Hall into the Market Place it was but a few steps to Sandgate and this building which leaves visitors and locals alike in no doubt that this is on Abbey Wharf. It appears that several business now inhabit the building the main one being a fish and seafood restaurant that offers diners splendid views as it overlooks the harbour.

We turned away to proceed in the opposite direction along the narrow crowded alley which is Sandgate all the way to the swing bridge.
Old Town Hall

Before moving on however there was still the chance for one last look at the Old Town Hall across the
Market Place. The oval stonework on the building is inscribed showing that the Town Hall was built in MDCC.LX.XX VIII (1788) by Nathaniel Cholmley with the architect being one Jonathan Pickernell.
River Esk

We crossed the swing bridge again and set off along St Ann's Staith alongside the River Esk towards the sea. Where the two boats are moored on the left the road swings around the building and becomes Haggersgate and then Pier Road. We were able to continue by the side of the river before joining Pier Road.
Magpie Café

We walked as far as the Magpie Café which would have been a good place to sample their famous traditional fish and chips had we not eaten earlier. From here we returned back along Pier Road and this time continued into Haggersgate.
Whitby Mission

And where Haggersgate swings back to join St Ann's Staith, we paused to admire this splendid build that is now home to the Whitby Mission and Seafarers Centre. Originally a centre to support seamen and their families, the Whitby Mission is now a non-profit organisation and a community resource.

Our way now from the Mission was along the rest of Haggersgate and St Ann's Staith back to the swing bridge where we turned right into Baxtergate, a street lined with shops where we found one to enjoy an afternoon coffee.
Old Smuggler Café

After our refreshment we continued along Baxtergate and soon came across another establishment where we could have stopped. This was the Old Smuggler Café which operates from an old building thought to have been built in 1401 and was previously known as the "Old Ship Launch Inn".

Loggerheads Yard

An alley (or ginnel as it is known in these parts) called Loggerheads Yard runs through from the Old Smuggler to New Quay Road and the Endeavour Wharf where we were parked and it is thought that a secret tunnel also leads to the harbour.

There are several cut throughs that we could have taken but we carried on almost all the way along Baxtergate before entering a shop and exiting by another door to Station Square. From there all we had to do was cross the road and go to the car in the Endeavour Wharf to start the journey back to Scarborough to continue our holiday.
Continued in 7 - Scalby Mills

Other parts in this series:
1 - A Return To Scarborough; 2 - A Day In Whitby; 3 - To The 199 Steps;
4 - At The Foot Of The Steps; 5 - At The Top Of The Steps; 8 - Along The East Pier;
9 - Peasholm & Oliver's Mount & Part 10 - Father & Son Time.


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