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For a change the weather was glorious the day we visited the charming old fishing town of Whitby. This seaside town is in North Yorkshire and close to the North York Moors National Park. It is situated at the mouth of the River Esk. It is famous for Whitby jet which became particularly fashionable during the 19th Century. The dramatic ruins of Whitby Abbey sits on to of the steep hill. The town is associated with the British explorer James Cook who was born in the area. Whitby also featured in Bram Stoker's novel Dracula. The large expanse of sandy beach faces the North Sea and in spring and early summer the winds bring mists or low stratus clouds (sea frets)to the area.

The picture was taken in the late afternoon as many people were starting to head home from the beach. This family group was enjoying the last sun of the day and the waves rolling from the sea. I will show a view of the town in a future post.

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  • Copyright: Ann Jackman (annjackman) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1527 W: 0 N: 3685] (18303)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-07-12
  • Categories: Decisive Moment
  • Exposure: f/9.5, 1/750 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-09-03 10:53
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