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. Due to COVID restrictions we were unable to enter the house until after 7 pm. While we waited we visited the nearby local pub that was literally around the corner. For all of us this was the first visit to a pub since March. This is the pub from the house’s back yard – it was that close!
My photographic planning for our days in North Yorkshire came from this recommended book.
Our thoughts about the house are on the last page of this blog.
Monday 5th October 2020 – Whitby
We had never been to Whitby before and we decided that this first day would be a day of exploration with no driving after our travels of the day before. After walking down the hill, past the railway station, over the swing bridge we walked past the Abbey steps to have a look at the famous smoked kipper shop.
With permission I took these pictures inside the shop and the next door smokehouse.
Once past Fortune’s we had great views across the harbour at the end of Henrietta Street.
The streets were busy as we wandered back past the Abbey steps.
This gentlemen was taking a break sitting on the marketplace steps.
Close by the Market Square building down an alley to Sanders Yard and went to a cafe for a sit down and drink. The cafe had separated some of the tables inside with plastic screens. Every table was however well separated from the others. My cake was excellent!
Back outside I watched how the majority of visitors were coping with the CoOVID-19 rules.
As we passed the railway station we heard the distinctive whistle of a steam train. This was from the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. We walked through onto the platform to get close to the engine.
After lunch we walked back into Whitby. This time rather than cross the swing bridge we kept to the northern side of the harbour, past the amusement arcade and climbed the steps to the Captain Cook Memorial off the East Terrace.
The rain was beating down as I grabbed these pictures and started the walk back to Park Avenue.
As we walked back towards the railway station I noticed this street art.