Runswick Bay

Our first trip out was to the beautiful coastal villages of Runswick Bay and Staithes. Many of these pictures of Runswick Bay were taken from the alleyways between the houses built into the cliff.

View from our holiday apartment

Our Scarborough holiday apartment was on a corner and had large floor-to-ceiling windows looking out in two directions. Although there wasn’t much of a view, the light flooded in, and it took a couple of night’s sleep to adjust to such brightness at 4 in the morning! Here are some images looking out through the windows.

Misty Filey

Filey is a small and pleasant seaside resort on the North Yorkshire coast. On this visit it was misty, and the amazing Filey Brigg was invisible (picture on right).

We were puzzled as to why the Punch and Judy man was setting up his theatre on such a dreadful day (picture on left). He was surely the epitome of optimism!

Stunning Robin Hood’s Bay

We’ve been to Robin Hood’s Bay many times. It’s a beautiful old fishing village on the North Yorkshire coast, and when the weather is fine, as it was on this visit, it’s a wonderful place to visit. There is a notoriously steep hill that must be walked to get from the top of the village to the bottom, and back again!

And here is an experimental image I like to throw in occasionally.

I’m not happy

Taylors ScarboroughI’m not happy. Taylors Cafe and Books in Scarborough has new owners – and they’ve done away with the books! After a decent coffee and cake, I could always find a couple of interesting second-hand books on the top floor. Sadly, no more.

However it gets worse. The only bookshop selling new books (other than a middling Waterstones) has cut back to 3 days opening. It always seemed to me that it was far too small to survive, but it’s still there two years after opening – but for how much longer? It’s at the wrong end of an alley off the main street, an alley which is looking very rundown, and I feel pessimistic about this bookshop’s prospects.

Oh, and it hasn’t stopped raining all day, and the forecast is for more of the same tomorrow. I’m not happy!

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