A day out in Whitby

It’s a while since I posted here, mostly because I’ve been working all winter. Three weeks off work and a trip to Northumberland to house sit for friends have given me something to write about.

When we dropped Michael and Andru off at Newcastle airport we were on the right side of the country for a visit to Whitby – somewhere I’d never been before. Unfortunately it wasn’t the best of days when we arrived with a steady mizzle and a bit of a cold wind. The BBC had promised that it would clear up so we were confident that an improvement was on the way.

We strolled down the west side of the harbour ….


…. had a walk along the west pier …..


…paid a visit to Captain Cook…..


….and  got a great view back down the harbour and across to the Church of St Mary and Whitby Abbey. No sunshine yet!

View across the harbour

When we came back down into the town, over the bridge and  up the 199 steps towards the abbey it was still a touch moody but the weather was definitely on the mend.


The sun made an appearance and there were wonderful views back down towards the gaps where the River Esk meets the sea.

ViewFromAbbey MeHarbour

Unfortunately, this was as close as we got to Whitby Abbey as it was Tuesday and, at this time of year, it’s only open at weekends.


By the time we climbed back down the steps it was a lovely day and was actually quite warm (out of the breeze with the sun on your face).


No trip to a port is complete unless Gordon has a chance to look at a few boats. Not many large working boats there now……


….but still a few smaller boats around catching shellfish.


It was a great way to start off our break.

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2 Responses to A day out in Whitby

  1. Steve. says:

    I did promise that you would love it Dot, Gordon on a bus man’s holiday (again).
    What a shame the Abbey was closed though.

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