We were planning on coming here early on new year's day and went to York instead. Turned out to be a good choice, another friend did go and said the world and his wife was there. York, nicely quiet. Whitby is always busy! Although I have to say a cold, crisp and sunny January morning, with frost on the ground and the Abbey would look lovely.
Instead we went on a really lovely summer's day. The beach and the rest of the town was packed. Oddly thought, the Abbey was quiet. You couldn't say we had it to ourselves but it was by no means busy. The drive through the North York Mores to get there was lovely (Middelsborough excepted). One of the things about Whitby is that it is in the arse-end of nowhere... Says the man who lives in Berwick!
We drive past York regularly on the way up to Northumberland and I haven't been there for years, so I thought I'd put that right on our last trip down to the outlaws near Manchester. In fact, I have a feeling that the last time I was there was also a new year's day too but in the 90s and I was probably not feeling to great that morning.
A really nice winter's day with clear blue skies.
Hebdon Bridge is a quaint little village in the Calder Valley in Yorkshire. When we were last here, just before Christmas, it was pelting doon with rain and a few days later the whole place was flooded. The floods were so bad that many businesses didn;t reopen until a couple of weeks ago. They had a a second Christmas, with tree and everything, at the end of June to signify that things were now, finally, returning to normal.
It was obvious that many of the shops had only just reopened as they didn;t feel fully stocked yet. I don't think I have ever been there before in nice weather.... The reason it floods is that it always seems to be raining there! However, on this occasion as early evening set in, the skies lifted and it was a lovely evening for a canal-side supper.
This will be a blog about my latest shots and what I liked or was trying to do with them
I am a teacher of Economics and have worked in various schools in Europe & Asia. One of the things I love doing is getting out and about with my camera.