Friday, 28 July 2017

Whitby and Scarborough: Jewels of the North

A prospect of Whitby 

The Grand Hotel and grand it is!

Across Scarborough

Two towns, the first, Whitby, this is the town that launched a thousand pubs all called ‘The Prospect of Whitby’

We arrived on a dull late June afternoon however after a romp round Whitby Abbey (home of Bram Stoker and Dracula) it turned into a glorious summer evening and from the Abbey grounds the whole town was bathed in a golden light.

We were in this neck of the woods for a fossil hunting morning the next day. http://timbaynesart.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/jurassic-jewels.html
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We had decided to stay in Scarborough as Travel Lodge was offering a good deal. Their welcome, the room and location were perfect.  We looked out onto The Grand Hotel. 

Grand it is and as I sat down to draw early the morning several coaches cautiously rolled up to collect people. Presumably at some stage of a tour, the halt and the fleet of foot disconsolately dragged their wheelies down the hotels steps to the bus. 

Off we went to look for fossils!

Whitby Abbey - old stones in the evening sun

The scene of our fossil hunt