Tag Archives: Whitby

Winter North Yorkshire

2014/2015. We’ve had hardly any snow, little rain, but plenty of sunny gales. Blown sand at Sandsend, it stung the face and got up the nose. Let’s hope the trawlerman got home safe. Boulder clay cliffs (glacial lateral moraine) lumps … Continue reading

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Whitby, a day after the Olympics.

After watching, from our sofa, all that splendid Olympic energy – we went for a stroll.

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Caedmon

A day on Whitby eastcliff showing around relatives from Australia. I hope I didn’t overload them with information. In the St Hilda’s churchyard is a monument to Caedmon: From Wikipedia: Cædmon (play /ˈkædmən/ or /ˈkædmɒn/) is the earliest English poet … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends

She was dressed better than most on that hill top. A place where you can buy money. You might want to spend a penny. Find just the lock for the outside ‘nettie’. Stroke the patina from long-gone hands. Or chat … Continue reading

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199 Steps

The steps to St Hilda’s Church and the Abbey on the cliff above Whitby. There are level areas for the pall-bearers to take a rest. On the right is the Donkey Trod – this cobbled way was once the main … Continue reading

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