North York Moors CAM

Monday 22nd May 2000

( fine - mainly sunny )



No trip to Whitby is complete without a visit up the few steps to West Cliff to see
the memorial statue to Captain James Cook and the view east from the famous whale's jawbones


The attraction of West Cliff is the peace and quiet away from the busy harbour area and the panoramic views . . .


. . . here looking west towards Sandsend Ness with the colourful beach chalets below and 'anyone for crazy golf ?'


The view east from near the jawbones across to St Mary's Church and the Abbey ruins

The new bandstand has only been recently completed


It's always worth having a look down the narrow, little alleys that branch from Whitby's main streets . . .

. . . this is Bake House Yard where lived Henry Freeman, a famous Whitby Lifeboat Coxwain -
a nearby plaque pays tribute to him as well as the many brave men who accompanied him on his perilous missions


Down at the harbour side we see the swing-bridge which can be opened for the passage of large vessels . . .


. . . and look back to West Cliff from across the other side


Another narrow alleyway leads us to a splendid little craft shop


Now in well earned semi-retirement, the old lifeboat sails out of the harbour taking tourists on a pleasure cruise


From the jetty on the south-east side of the harbour we see a few colourful boats moored
and The Fleece pub where many a day's catch takings will have been spent in merryment


Looking across to the south-east jetty and The Fleece from the opposite side of Whitby Harbour


This is what the town's all about as the brave fishermen set sail for the open waters of the North Sea . . .


. . . let's pray they come home safe and sound through the welcome harbour entrance in a few days time.


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