Sunday 18 October 2015

Whitby Weekending :: Part 2

Hello lovelies,
coming down to sea level from the bright sunshine on the moors, mum and I were slightly disappointed to find Whitby under a blanket of cloud...........

We headed off to find our Bed and Breakfast accommodation and made ourselves comfy in the cosy  bedroom, in a traditional Victorian terraced guest house close to the sea front.

To be honest I was feeling a little weary from all the driving and hill climbing so I was rather glad of a sit down an front of the telly :0)

About 6pm mum said" oh, look at the light"
....oh yes...a golden glow. I jumped up and headed out in search of the sunset............

The sea was so calm, with barely a ripple on the surface, and the Seagulls sat around on any handy perch, to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere..........

It's quiet a dramatic and timelessly beautiful view down into the harbour from up on the West cliff.......

There were lots of people walking on the west pier..........

and I couldn't resist joining them............

The views from here were magical...........

I loved the cloud formations and the sunset reflected in the unusually calm  North sea..........

This pier is simple, functional structure and I loved it for it's sense of calm and unspoilt views.........

It was so still and mild I had to keep reminding myself this was a mid October evening in the North of England............

At the entrance to the wooden section of the pier there were some beautiful gates..........

 I loved the view back toward the land from out here..........

and the ever changing cloud and  light to my right..........

Aware it would soon be dark and mum must be wondering what I was doing I walked back towards land...........

Pretty lights were coming on beside the harbour................

Oh, really captivated me..........

I'd love to visit this gorgeous and characterful town again before too long.
Of course we were not leaving yet....mum and I had two more days of our mini holiday to look forward to.....yay!

As promised in my previous post here is the painting mum did of the view towards Goathland that afternoon.........

Back soon with part three :0)
Jacquie x


  1. I was there a couple of months ago and it took my breath away (and nearly my mum's fingers as the wind was quite icy next to the abbey!). The views you have captured are so calming and still. I love your mum's painting capturing the amazing sky. Looking forward to part 3 xx

  2. I love your mum's painting.Treasure these days with your Mum.My Mum died when I was 24 so I never had those times.

  3. Whitby has charm in spades! Thanks for sharing! I'm sure the only way I'll ever see it. Love your Mum's painting. x

  4. What fantastic photos of Whitby. It's somewhere I've heard so much about, I'd love to visit it one day. I especially love the last picture of it, with all the twinkly lights. Your mum's picture is gorgeous, and all the more special for having such good memories of time spent together no doubt. It sounds like a really lovely break. You've made me heave a happy sigh! CJ xx

  5. Your photos are fabulous, Jacquie. I'm seriously considering upgrading my camera as I can never capture the light like that with mine. It's lovely that you're getting to spend so much time with your Mum - one day you'll ask yourself "did I do enough?" and your answer will be "yes". xx

  6. That's just so beautiful,aren't we so lucky to live on this island. Sarah x

  7. I enjoyed looking about on your holiday travels.. and your Mum's watercolor is divine! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  8. The painting is lovely and you were able to get some fantastic photos. x

  9. I'm a long time reader of your blog but usually don't comment. I'm loving your trip to Witby ang the North Yorkshire Moors. It was one of our favourite places when we visited the UK in 2011. I look forward to the next instalments. Thanks for sharing.

  10. I love your mother's paintings and love being an arm chair traveler with you and your mum.

  11. Looks like a lovely place to visit. Your mum is very talented.

  12. Loving these pics as we holidayed in Whitby in May and had a fabulous time walking the same walks as you. Jo x

  13. Whitby is a favourite place of ours, and your photos have really captured its beauty.
    Cathy x

  14. We love Whitby too. Stays at the Youth Hostel during the summer. Super photos of the evening sky.
    Caz xx

  15. Another great post Jacquie!
    Spectacular scenes!
    I cannot wait to discover Whitby, I have read quite a bit about it and it is on my list ;)
    Your Mom is so talented, thank You so much for sharing her work here.
    I would love to see more. Has she been watercoloring all of her life?
    Thank you~

  16. I've really enjoyed reading about the lovely weekend away you had with your's a beautiful part of the country :) xxx

  17. Wonderful, absolutely wonderful. Your photos are perfect, showing the magic of the place. Your mum is a very talented lady, thank you for sharing her work wit us. Looking forward to your next installement xxx

  18. Have just found your lovely blog and was delighted to see your gorgeous pictures of Whitby as my hubby and I were there this weekend celebrating our wedding anniversary. Love the little crochet birds just perfect to make into a cot mobile, a gift for my great niece who was born this morning.

  19. Lovely photos of the sunset over Whitby. We were captivated with the little town too. And we walked along that pier!


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