Following my short trip to Robin Hoods Bay in the morning and Goathland (previous post) in the afternoon), I thought I would get value from my petrol money by calling into Staithes on the return journey for half an hour. Although it was very cold and a windy january, it was difficult to believe that there was thick snow in Goathland less than 10 miles (16 km) away.
It is also difficult to believe that I am squeezing in a quick post here too !!
|Last bus gone !!|
Couldn't resist stopping the car on the roadside of the A174 for the final glimpse of normal light.
On arrival, the scenery, lighting and the wind was not as expected but it was a good experiment even though some of the images were a little on the poor side.
A solitary traveller with a new camera, a thick coat, an old tripod and a good dose of wind.
|Rock the Boat !|
Staithes used to be known as a fishing village with many boats operating at full business potential, however with it's close proximity to Whitby with easier maritime access, ...
... it seems that Staithes has become a picturesque village with contacts to the self catering tourist industry and second homes.
Staithes might not be very commercial and rightly so, but the RNLI LIfeboat shop always seems to be a walking destination on the north side of the river (Staithes Beck).
It is unfortunate that I don't have any daytime digital pictures ( another time perhaps) but the great explorer, Captain James Cook, felt some inspiration to travel and the "pull" of the sea as he worked here early in his life as a grocers assistant.
The Cod and Lobster ... not quite sure if you think it's inviting or not although I did omit the "no muddy boots" sign !!
Lastly, the Congregational chapel seems the ideal place to escape the wind and the low temperature but unfortunately ... you've guessed it, part of it has been converted into a self catering establishment. All the more poignant when you realise that the name means House of God, lets hope the residents felt spoken to by the heritage.
|The light's still on anyway|