Staithes

Visited the seaside village of Staithes in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. James Cook (yes the Captain) was once a grocer’s apprentice at William Sanderson’s shop in Staithes, and later moved to Whitby to join the Royal Navy. The sea claimed the grocery store but apparently remnants of the actual store live on in “Captain Cook’s Cottage”. …

Whitby

Went to Whitby in Scarborough once more 🙂 It’s of course famous for Captain James Cook (or Jimmy as I like to call him). Whitby was established around 656 apprently and re-founded in 1078 after the Vikings rolled through and destroyed it. The whalebon arch commorates the whaling industry but is actually a second iteration. …

Robin Hood’s Bay

Lovely afternoon/evening in Robin Hood’s Bay. Didn’t hike there this time. Rumour has it the town itself has a tradition of smuggling of tea, rum, gin, brandy and tobacco from France and the Netherlands, mostly to avoid the duty. Secret passageways link some of the houses. Most of this are reputed from the 1770s. Loads …