Photographer's Note

My life became busier. Not only I have less time for TrekEarth but also less time for photography and for exploring the new country I live in...

The coast of North Yorkshire is full of treasures. I have already uploaded a view from Whitby, the most popular coastal town in this county. Staithes is another beautiful place worth recommendation. I feel strange though as I see that North Yorkshire is already very well presented on TE, so I have a pretty large shoes to fill. As I am a newcomer though I hope you will excuse me at the beginning some postcards from classical POVs as this one here.

Staithes is a seaside village in North Yorkshire, England. Roxby Beck, a stream running through Staithes, is the border between the Borough of Scarborough and Redcar and Cleveland. Formerly one of the largest and most productive fishing centres in England, Staithes is now largely a tourist destination.

Staithes is a destination for geologists researching the ancient Jurassic, often fossiliferous strata in the cliffs surrounding the village. In the early 1990s a rare fossil of a seagoing dinosaur was discovered after a rockfall between Staithes and Port Mulgrave to the south. This fossil has been the focus of an ongoing project to remove the ancient bones of the creature. Port Mulgrave remains one of the best places on the northern coast to find fossils of ammonites and many visitors spend hours cracking open the shaly rocks on the shoreline in the hope of finding a perfect specimen.

Besides its human residents, known to other nearby villages as "Ringers," it has a very large population of gulls and other seabirds nesting on the cliffs.

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