We had booked a week in a house in Whitby via Ingrid Flute’s Yorkshire Holiday Cottages. We had chosen a house that was near the town centre and had off-street car parking. In the last two days we visited Saltburn-by-the-Sea as well as spending more time in Whitby itself.
Plus I went early in the morning on both days to the Abbey Steps to try my luck at the classic shot from there across the harbour.
My photographic planning for our days in North Yorkshire came from this recommended book.
Thursday 9th October 2020 – Whitby Abbey steps
I was up early at about 6.15 am, dressed and off to see what images I could get on Whitby Abbey Steps early in the morning when no-one was about. The Abbey is described on page 21 of the guide.
I looked out across the harbour and watched fishing boats setting out in the early morning.
And here’s my best attempt in the morning.
As the sun rose I was no longer alone on the steps.
Thursday 9th October 2020 – Saltburn by the sea
After breakfast we went to Saltburn-by-the-Sea. This is described in the guide book on page 9.
The lift from the promenade to the town was not working due to COVID restrictions. The two cars locked halfway up the cliff.
We walked along the promenade past closed amusement arcades and a long row of gaily painted beach huts.
We could see ships off the coast slowly making their way North.
On the walls of the cafe and and opposite the pier this art had been painted.
We went onto the pier and walked to end. Looking back we had a better view of the lifts.
By now the promenade was getting busy and we walked back to car park stopping for a takeaway coffee.
Looking back at the cliff from the public park.