Photographer's Note

This shot was taken on a hot sunny day out to the seaside town of Whitby about 40 mins away from my house.

Whitby Abbey can be reached by walking up the 199 steps from the town. Theer is a nice view over the town and the harbour from up on the cliff (but they are another story and post).

Upon arriving at the abbey we had to pass through Chomley house, and collect some audio tour equipment. This allowed us to walk around the abbey and listen to key notes without the need for a tour guide.

The abbey has taken many forms over the years, from a small humble place for the monks and nuns to go about their worship, to a grander abbey, and the abbey has also been attacked from Viking raiders and also bombs from planes during the second world war.

The most famous abbess of the abbey was Hild who arrived at Whitby in 657 C.E.

For more information please visit this interesting website:


This is one of a LOT of photos I got yesterday and the first of a few I either like enough to post or which I woudl like comments on.

I like the fact there are a few clouds to make the sky a bit more intersting. I also like the reflection in the water and the people, especially the one who looks as though he is crouching to take a photo! Is it anyone from on here?:P

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