Scarborough lads faffin' (messing about) in the sea at Scarborough.
Scarborough is a town on the North Sea coast of North Yorkshire, England. It is the largest holiday resort on the Yorkshire coast.
A port since Viking times and certainly having a pier in Elizabethan times. Queen Elizabeth funded improvements to the pier in view of Scarborough's then importance as a naval base, defended by Scarborough Castle, it was not until the reign of George 11 that there was any real effort to create a proper harbour.
In 1752 the present inner (Vincents) Pier was completed but still there are no records of any form of light tower or lighthouse at this time.
The boat moored near the lighthouse is the Regal Lady.
Regal Lady was built as the Oulton Belle in 1930 for the Yarmouth & Gorleston Steamboat Company by Fellows & Company of Great Yarmouth. She was a double-ended steamer of 75 gross tons, capable of 10 knots. In design she was similar to the company's earlier vessels dating back to the Yarmouth of 1895. Oulton Belle ran successfully until the start of the war when she was requisitioned by the Admiralty and attended the Dunkirk evacuation.
In 1954 Oulton Belle was sold to Scarborough Cruises Ltd, who renamed her Regal Lady, their sixth 'Lady' following White Lady, White Lady II, Royal Lady, New Royal Lady and Yorkshire Lady.
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Antipodean (1627) 2014-08-30 22:33
Kia ora Trevor,
Nicely composed shot. I like the way you have balanced this with the subjects being to the left of the picture & a misty - to me rather cold - North Sea to the right. Cheers, Neil
snunney (81817) 2014-08-31 2:35
The soft light and colours give the image the allure of a watercolour. The image is very well composed with the three main elements seemingly linked by an invisible thread. Long time since I last heard the word faffin:-)
holmertz (39513) 2014-08-31 2:55
Den här bilden har samma fina atmosfär som den förra. Du har lyckats komponera den och behandla färgerna så att den har blivit vacker som en tavla. Det är en beundransvärt välgjord bild med bra ljus och fina nyanser.
unclehotshot (636) 2014-08-31 14:08
hello Trevor. Made it a favorite rught off. I find it very well composed and even poetical. You're lucky too, that the Regal Lady is as good looking as she is.
Faffin' eh? Now yhat's a neat verb for you.
- Copyright: Trevor Moffiet (trevormoffiet) (3058)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-17
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Olympus M Zuiko 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3
- Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: United Kingdom
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-30 21:55
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