North York Moors CAM

Saturday 5th February 2000

Whitby

 


 

Captain Cook Memorial statue

This memorial statue to Captain James Cook proudly looks out over Whitby harbour
where his sailing ships 'Endeavour', 'Resolution', 'Adventure' and 'Discovery' were built
and from where he sailed on his great voyages of exploration in 1768-71, 1772-75 & 1776-78

 

The Whalebones

The famous 'whalebones' which stand on West Cliff, close to Cook's memorial,
seen here framing St Mary's Church and behind, the ruins of Whitby Abbey

 

St Mary's Church from harbour

St Mary's Church from the harbour

 

trawler fleet

A couple of shots of the trawler fleet . . . .

 

trawler fleet

. . . . anchored in Whitby harbour

 

River Esk upstream

Looking south & upstream the River Esk from the 'swing bridge'

 

harbour mouth & piers

The twin piers of the harbour mouth from the east side

 

trawlers from east jetty

Another view of the trawlers from the east side jetty

 

bottom of 199 steps

The first few of 199 steps that lead up to St Mary's Church and Whitby Abbey

 

Church Street from 199 steps

Looking back down to Church Street
- unbelievably quiet because on turning the corner at the bottom there were hundreds of people thronging the street

 

Westcliff from top of 199 steps

Looking towards West Cliff from the 199th and top step

 

Caedmon's Cross

Caedmon's Cross - Caedmon ( 7th Century ) was a monk and was the earliest known English poet

 

(we will visit St Mary's Church & Whitby Abbey another day)

 


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