I recently had the good fortune to be able to visit Whitby for a few hours. I love going there and I'll let my photos show you why.
Whitby is the setting for Bram Stoker's Dracula and now welcomes many Goths during the year. It has many connections with famous literary folk and hosts many festivals. It is the home to many museums, the most famous probably being the house where James Cook served his apprenticeship. Whitby is also famous for its Jet jewellery.

 After crossing the river and strolling through its narrow streets there is a climb of 199 steps up to the abbey.  It's well worth the effort for the view.

 On the edge of the North York Moors, Whitby is steeped in history. There is the gothic abbey, destroyed by Henry VIII, although there has been a Church or Monastery there for over 1400 years The Abbey was well known in the 7th century when St Hild was the abbess. It is in a beautiful setting as it perches above the North Sea.  The white house is the Captain Cook museum and well worth a visit. I spent only an hour there as time was pressing but could have spent much longer. Of course I should add that Whitby has a myriad of fish restaurants (the famous Magpie) and lovely individual cafes serving scrumptious cakes.


Resolution is being subjected to more editing and revising. Every time I look at it I find more wrong with it and at the moment don't feel I'll ever be able to let it go. However I'm assured by other writers that this is a 'normal' stage to go through!
I was delighted to be named in the monthly Writing Magazine, when I gave my views on how social media, and the friends I have made, have helped my writing.  Thanks to the author of the piece Simon Whaley, for inviting me along.


  1. Must be about 25 years since I last visited Whitby, but I still remember the excellent fish and chips I had there! :-)

  2. Nothing better than sitting on the sea wall with a bag, or polystyrene tray, of chips to eat.

  3. I have been up near there but never visited. It looks wonderful. A brother in law lives there and he loves it. So much history. The photos and the detail to go with this blog ahs been wonderful. Thanks so much. Really enjoyed it.

  4. Thanks Jane. If you do ever make it let me know, I'm always looking for an excuse to go back and would love to walk around with you. x

  5. Looks and sounds lovely Carol, we'll have to visit there together some time!

  6. We love Whitby too. We may retire there ...

  7. If you retire there can I come and visit??? :)


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