June 11, 2013

Whitby a cozy little fishing village

Me and my wife went away last Saturday to the North York Moors National Park it is a NP that goes all the way down to the sea and ends with lime and stone cliffs.
Some bays contain fine sandy beaches but who wants to swim in the ice cold North Sea :))
It's a beautiful coastline with many beautiful hiking trails around the coast if that's what you want to do.
We drove to a small cozy fishing village instead to just stroll around there.
Whitby as it is called is Situated on the east coast of Yorkshire at the mouth of the River Esk.
The city's name comes from Old Norse and means "white village". The city has 13,594 inhabitants living mainly on the fishing industry and tourism. The ruins of Whitby Abbey is on display in the city. In Whitby is also a Dracula Museum, as part of Bram Stoker's famous novel set in the city.
Captain Cook lived there for a few years and learned seamanship before he sailed away on his adventures.
In the evening we went off to Bempton Cliffs which is an incredibly awesome nature reserve but more from that tomorrow.


  1. Vilken härlig by! :)
    Ser ut som en surfers beach, vågorna såg rätt fina ut?

  2. Dit åkte en massa folk från mitt jobb i lördags. Jag har aldrig varit där. På östkusten har jag varit i Bridlington, Scarborough och Cleethorpes. Gillade Bridlington bäst.

  3. Commanding position, som engelsmännen kanske skulle ha sagt om # 2. Kul bild i alla fall.
    / Deerhunter

  4. Tack för era kommentarer ;)