Whitby Walks

Name of walk Whitby Walks
Date of walk 2021-11-01

Walks around Whitby during our four night stay.

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We stayed at the Coastguard Cottage on Skinner St. in the middle of Whitby.

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Were were next door to a bakery and opposite a pub.

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The same view in an old photo on the wall of the cottage.

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The cottage had shutters instead of curtains.

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As we arrived at 5pm, our first walk was in the dark. The view from the Swing Bridge.

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From the start of the 199 steps up to the church and abbey.

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Brendan making his way up the steps.

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St. Mary's Church.

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Whitby Abbey Museum.

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Whitby Abbey, not a vampire in sight! The previous week the abbey had been lit up for Halloween.

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Some of the shops still had their Halloween decorations up.

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Town Hall.

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View across the River Esk to St. Mary's Church and Whitby Abbey. The bandstand down below.

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Brendan at the Whalebone Arch.

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The replica of Captain Cook's ship, HMS Endeavour in the upper harbour.

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We don't need a yard for this!

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Pumpkins on the steps of Whitby Jet Museum.

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Fortune's Smokehouse and Shop, established in 1872. As seen on the Hairy Bikers' TV programme.

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"Smoke me a kipper and I'll be back for breakfast": Ace Rimmer.

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We continued along Henrietta St. to visit the East Pier Lighthouse.

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First we had a walk on the beach.

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East Pier Lighthouse and rainbow. It was built in 1855, and is 54ft high.

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View to the West Pier Lighthouse, built in 1831 and 84ft high.

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Harbour entrance.

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We head back via the beach, cross back over the Swing Bridge and down the other side towards the West Pier Lighthouse.

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Looking back at the Swing Bridge.

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The bandstand.

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Heading for the West Pier Lighthouse.

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We head up the hill for the view we got at night.

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Whalebone Arch.

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The Bombardment Garden comprises a bomb damaged 1914 era house that stands as a reminder of the bombardment of the town during World war One. Note the bomb by the fire and the cat on the window ledge.

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There are loads of these metal sculptures in Whitby, this one was of a fisherwoman.

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We have a walk north of Whitby towards the beach huts.

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But not too close!

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It is rather windy today!

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We keep to the upper paths.

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We have a walk around Whitby Park, where there are hundreds of squirrels running about.

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They need to keep out of the way of predators!

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Slurp!

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The squirrels make good use of the park sculptures.

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View to Whitby Abbey from the 'Screaming Tunnel'.

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View from the Fisherman's Wife Restaurant.

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Celebrating Brendan's 70th birthday with Whitby fish and chips.

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Horses from the top of the 199 steps. Today we visited Whitby Abbey. It is very expensive for what there is, we wouldn't bother to do it again.

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It was blowing a gale, so no reflections in the pond.

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We have a walk around the outside, then go inside.

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It was a 7th-century Christian monastery that later became a Benedictine abbey.

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A watery grave?

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Sunrise over Whitby Abbey, taken from the cottage bedroom.

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On our way home we visited RHS Harlow Carr. So here are a few pix from their extensive grounds.

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Very like the paintings of Guiseppe Arcimboldo.

A great place to visit!

Jo.

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