Ilkeston Cam on Holiday in ....
w/e 24 September 2023
All of this week's pictures were taken with a Nikon D3300.
7 - Scalby Mills
After our day out in Whitby we spent the following day, and indeed
the rest of our holiday, in Scarborough. During the morning we
strolled along the seafront, enjoyed Knickerbocker Glories and
lemon-topped ice creams in the Harbour Bar and mooched around
the shops in the town. In the afternoon we headed towards Whitby
again but only as far as the northern end of Scarborough's North
Bay to an area known as Scalby Mills.
Adam and Tracy wanted to visit the "amazing underwater world
and take a fascinating journey to the ocean depth" at the
Sea Life attraction whilst we continued our relaxing day on the
First of all we wandered towards the headland at the end of the
bay and, me being me, seeing a footbridge leading to a flight
of steps, decided to go and explore.
To reach the bridge meant a short walk along the promenade towards
the Old Scalby Mills pub and restaurant.
After crossing the bridge it became clear why the steps up the
headland were there as as signpost indicated they were on the
long distance footpath known as the Cleveland Way.
Below were several families scrambling on the rocky foreshore
and dipping in the rock pools but looking over them, the whole
vista of the North Bay, with Scarborough Castle prominent at
the southern end, was visible beyond the Sea Life centre.
Being so close to the Old Scalby Mills it would be churlish not
to pop in for an afternoon coffee now wouldn't it? Despite this
view staff were busy scuttling about delivering food to other
parts of the pub and customers were coming and going all the
time we were there. Strange how a single photo can distort the
Leaving the pub we continued our wanderings and followed the
sea wall around Sea Life and part way into the North Bay.
At the far end of Sea Life various signs pointed to other attractions
including up a path to the terminus of the North Bay Heritage
We continued a little further around the bay before retracing
our steps to the car park where I climbed up another path to
the railway station just in time to see the train disappearing
into the distance beyond the platform.
Several paths zig-zag down from the station and overlook the
Sea Life attraction which, besides the seals, otters, penguins,
sharks and other underwater creatures, also has a Pirate Adventure
Mini Golf Course. And if you look carefully, you can also see
the signpost (top right) we passed earlier as we wandered around