Whitby sunset

Originally uploaded by rutty.

Our recent holiday involved a trip to a lovely East Riding of Yorkshire town called Whitby. It’s been a while since I’ve been there and I’ve always enjoyed this delightful little seaside town, so I figured it’d be well worth a visit.

We stayed in a lovely B&B found by chance in the AA guide book. I’d recommend it, but I’m buggered if I can remember what it’s called. Anyway, we just turned up unplanned and had a lovely time wandering around.

If you haven’t been before I highly recommend it. It’s one of those places that seems to be stuck in time, somewhere in the 1950s or something. It’s generally unspoiled by tourism, despite the fact that it’s jam-packed full of them. The town planners have done a great job of maintaining the charm of this harbour town, unlike the atrocity that is Scarborough just down the coast.

We had a great time walking around the harbour area taking in the lovely sea air and having some wonderful fish and chips at the award-winning Quayside restaurant. The fish here has been described as the best in the UK and I don’t think I’ve ever tasted any better. I had halibut and it was delicious.

Whitby Abbey is a bit demolished (damn you, Henry VIII!) but an interesting place to visit. I took more photos than is right, and you can see them in my Flickr Album.

The sunset you can see there was taken across the bay. I’ve enhanced it slightly using Irfanview, just ramping up the saturation a bit and it’s “improved” the reds. It’s my first effort at a sunset and I’m pleased with the result.

We shall return to Whitby for certain. It’s lovely, and much nicer than Skegness.

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