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UK break - NE coast of England and Scotland
Keith heads off North - September 2009
A short travel photo blog of a trip up the NE side of the UK
Heading North/East from Leicester towards the Yorkshire coast. A few hours drive from home on a scenic route including a trip over the North York Moors.
I've never been to Whitby before, and wasn't expecting it to be packed full of holidaying visitors...
It's a great old town, full of famous things, but when weighed down with the great British Public, I start wishing for emptier parts :-)
Absolutely packed - Tat everywhere, but excellent seafood
All the fun of the seaside - learn your future at the same time.
Then there is the famous Magpie Cafe.
Supposedly one of the top places to get fish and chips. The queue up the steps is for the restaurant, expect a long wait.
Here's the queue that evening...
However, outside one chip shop is this somewhat bizzarre advert for chips (that's fries for US visitors)
Not sure what it's trying to achieve, but I can imagine it scares kids away from eating chips.
However, there is something special about eating fish and chips by the seaside
And you can follow it with ice cream...
Everywhere watched over by seagulls
Fortunately most of the crowds seem to keep to a few streets
Whitby has been a major fishing port for many years.
The view at sunset, of the statue of Captain Cook, with Whitby Abbey on the cliffs at the other side of the river.
Quite a pleasant end to the day
A couple of shots of the harbour at night.
Looking south (the bright 'star' visible is Jupiter)
Tomorrow, a day in Whitby
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