2013-04-30

Whitby, North Yorkshire

Whitby harbour

Swing Bridge, Whitby Harbour

Whitby seen from the top of 199 steps leading to St Mary's Church
Our visit to Whitby coincided with the Gothic Weekend, many strange looking people in the streets...
Here captain James Cook was trained and later set of aboard Endeavour for his first journey to south seas. During voyages of that time having an artist aboard was as basic as taking your camera to those exotic holiday destinations. Some of the drawings and engravings made during Cooks voyages can be admired in the small Cook Museum - definitely worth a closer look.
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