|Name of walk||Whitby Walks|
|Date of walk||2021-11-01|
Walks around Whitby during our four night stay.
We stayed at the Coastguard Cottage on Skinner St. in the middle of Whitby.
Were were next door to a bakery and opposite a pub.
The same view in an old photo on the wall of the cottage.
The cottage had shutters instead of curtains.
As we arrived at 5pm, our first walk was in the dark. The view from the Swing Bridge.
From the start of the 199 steps up to the church and abbey.
Brendan making his way up the steps.
St. Mary's Church.
Whitby Abbey Museum.
Whitby Abbey, not a vampire in sight! The previous week the abbey had been lit up for Halloween.
Some of the shops still had their Halloween decorations up.
View across the River Esk to St. Mary's Church and Whitby Abbey. The bandstand down below.
Brendan at the Whalebone Arch.
The replica of Captain Cook's ship, HMS Endeavour in the upper harbour.
We don't need a yard for this!
Pumpkins on the steps of Whitby Jet Museum.
Fortune's Smokehouse and Shop, established in 1872. As seen on the Hairy Bikers' TV programme.
"Smoke me a kipper and I'll be back for breakfast": Ace Rimmer.
We continued along Henrietta St. to visit the East Pier Lighthouse.
First we had a walk on the beach.
East Pier Lighthouse and rainbow. It was built in 1855, and is 54ft high.
View to the West Pier Lighthouse, built in 1831 and 84ft high.
We head back via the beach, cross back over the Swing Bridge and down the other side towards the West Pier Lighthouse.
Looking back at the Swing Bridge.
Heading for the West Pier Lighthouse.
We head up the hill for the view we got at night.
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.
There are loads of these metal sculptures in Whitby, this one was of a fisherwoman.
We have a walk north of Whitby towards the beach huts.
But not too close!
It is rather windy today!
We keep to the upper paths.
We have a walk around Whitby Park, where there are hundreds of squirrels running about.
They need to keep out of the way of predators!
The squirrels make good use of the park sculptures.
View to Whitby Abbey from the 'Screaming Tunnel'.
View from the Fisherman's Wife Restaurant.
Celebrating Brendan's 70th birthday with Whitby fish and chips.
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.
It was blowing a gale, so no reflections in the pond.
We have a walk around the outside, then go inside.
It was a 7th-century Christian monastery that later became a Benedictine abbey.
A watery grave?
Sunrise over Whitby Abbey, taken from the cottage bedroom.
On our way home we visited RHS Harlow Carr. So here are a few pix from their extensive grounds.
Very like the paintings of Guiseppe Arcimboldo.
A great place to visit!