Friday, December 30, 2011

A photo tour - Christmas 2011 on the Yorkshire coast

We had a mini tour of some of our favourite places along the Yorkshire coastline and the North Yorkshire Moors over Christmas. Here are some images from the experience. (Click on the photos for a larger version.)

Here I am in Whitby, on the jetty with the abbey on the cliff top behind me.

Swans in the harbour at Whitby.

Panorama shot of Whitby taken from the jetty.

The Dracula experience, Whitby.

At Pickering Castle.

Pickering Castle Gate - love the tree shadow on this one!

North Yorkshire Moors from the summit, one of my favourite spots in the world. Check out the awesome lenticular clouds we had in Yorkshire that day!

The North Yorkshire Moors. I always think of Stoker in his carriage up here. :)

Panorama shot of Robin Hood's Bay taken from the grounds of Raven Hall at Ravenscar.

A taste of Yorkshire. :) The fireplace at the lovely Raven Hall.

Just chilling. :) Happy Christmas.

The view during breakfast at Raven Hall, overlooking Robin Hood's Bay.

Christmas Eve dawn sky in Scarborough.

Sunrise, Christmas Eve.

Scarborough's North Bay - surfing on Christmas Eve.

Flamborough Head lighthouse, Boxing day sunshine.

Boxing Day sunshine on the beach at Bridlington.

Panorama shot from Bridlington Promenade.

Tour map, with places where photos were taken marked in red.


Lucy Felthouse said...

Awesome pics, hon! I totally love that part of the world, though I haven't explored Whitby - we always get rained off! So glad you had good weather and a good Christmas.

P.S. The tree shadow in the pic is very spooky - there's story inspiration there! ;)

Saskia Walker said...

Thanks, Lucy! You'll have to try for Whitby again. I adore the town. I can't get around a lot of it these days because of my dodgy leg. It's very hilly and steep, but the jetty/harbour is great because you can see so much and it's flat.

I was amazed when I saw the tree shadow image! Mark mentioned it when he was taking it (and he had to get in line with the tree shadow so as not to be caught in it too ;) but I was gobsmacked. It's so eerie, love it to bits. >:)