I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

A WHITBY WANDER (12/05/10)

Today feeling old and infirm I had a day off from Dooring and went for a ramble around town.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA    Whitby from West Cliff.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   Whitby Bridge………This is in the centre of the previous picture.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  Some of you may have seen this sign before, it always amuses me, Better now it has a magazine below it. The large tent is concealing a new trawler for somebody. This small ship yard always seems busy. A rarity these days.

 P5124692_91_90_89_88_tonemapped_edited-1         These reflections caught my eye, a pair of pretty boats.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADown came the rain but not for long and we managed to find shelter under the eves of the tourist information building.

P5124719_8_7_6_5_tonemapped_edited-1 A good job these two had their oilies on.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Soon the sun was back out and all was well with the world. Well it would have been had the unimaginative ignoramus in charge of this blog been able to resist this clichéd image.

 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA    And yet another…………Once I’m in the mood there is no stopping me.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   The old Lifeboat pier, the stones in this have weathered beautifully.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Whitby has something for everyone…………Steam Omnibuses, Fortune Tellers, Candyfloss, Antiquarian Bookshops, even a steam train……………..

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA    This is operated between Whitby and Pickering by the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. I’m sorry about the tree…….There was no avoiding it.

This morning I received a joke, it’s clean and I found it funny.


“The Ferrari F1 team fired their entire pit crew yesterday."

This announcement followed Ferrari's decision to take advantage of the

British government's 'Work for your Dole' scheme and employ some

Liverpudlian youngsters.

The decision to hire them was brought about by a recent documentary on

how unemployed youths from Toxteth were able to remove a set of wheels

in less than 6 seconds without proper equipment, whereas Ferrari's existing

crew could only do it in 8 seconds with millions of pounds worth of

high tech equipment.

It was thought to be an excellent, bold move by the Ferrari management

team as most races are won and lost in the pits, giving Ferrari an

advantage over every other team.

However, Ferrari got more than they bargained for! At the crew's first

practice session, not only was the Scouse pit crew able to change all

four wheels in under 6 seconds but, within 12 seconds, they had re-sprayed,

re-badged and sold the car to the Mclaren team for 8 cases of Stella,

a bag of weed and some photos of Lewis Hamilton's bird in the shower.

Have a good day.



  1. Enjoyed the Whitby tour! My favourite pictures the lighthouse seen through that iron ring, and the following two.

  2. I like those clichéd lobster pots, and the lifeboat pier. What amazing stones.
    Couple of candidates for a HDR seeing to I reckon.

  3. Well, what a beautiful place, Whitby. I think I'd like to see it. Surely there is a bit which is dirty and scruffy parts.

  4. Great post and wanderings. I especially like the lighthouse through the chain or what ever it is.

  5. Have they still got that wonderful museum there Adrian? All sorts of maritime artifacts and fossils .... hope they haven't mucked about with it and ruined it .... it had a wonderful instrument in it called a Tempest Prognosicator, that used leeches tied to bells to predict bad weather on the way - I think it was made for the Great Exhibition

  6. Loved the bright blue boats and the light house.
    The shot of the stone pier is great,so much detail,colours and texture,something I have to practice this week.Not a patch on yours,however,I hope to get better.

  7. Great post again Adrian. The train is a *Black Five* from the old LMS region. The F1 joke was a cracker and had me laughing out loud.

  8. I'm really struggling to reply to you all. will do it on Monday.

  9. The tour of Whitby brought back lots of memories.
    Brilliant joke!

  10. Dawn Treader, Thanks, it is a photogenic place.

    Keith cheers, will get out again with the tripod.

    Bob there are some less attractive areas, but the town itself is fine.

    It's time to live. Thank you it's an old anchor.

    Phil, I haven't been to the museum for a few years. They have apparently spent a small fortune on it. I will go and check it out.

    Matron, It's a good subject, that always helps.

    Trevor, thanks for the ID. Next week the driver is stopping at my brothers so will get all the words and music with a bit of luck.

    John, it's a grand place.