Whitby in Winter – Day One

Post date Blog Post Day 1 Saturday 1st December

With a couple of days free in both our calendars, we decided a quick trip up North to one of our favourite holiday spots, Whitby.

We decided to go by car as there was a risk of Snow over the North Yorkshire Moors, so that gave me free rein over what camera equipment to take.

The day before we set off I fired up two useful iOS apps, one to predict tide times, as two of the shots I had in mind needed low tide; the other app shows where the sun and moon will be as we’ll as there height.  Things looked promising so I decided to pack the following.

  • Large Format Ebony 5 x 4
  • Small Format Leica M4 & M8
  • Micro Format Nikon Series One V1

We had a gentle start, not rushing, just taking our time heading North.  As the toll had been reduced and because of flooding around York we took the Humber Bridge over the river Humber and then headed over the Yorkshire Wolds to Scarborough.

The purpose of stopping at Scarborough was to visit a fabric shop so that Caroline could buy some silk for a project she has been working on for the last year.  Hopefully in the next few months i’ll be able to post some pictures.  It’s been quite an impressive project with lots of research and even the odd course to learn new skills.

Caroline managed to get the fabric she wanted and we then had a leisurely lunch in Scarborough. It was then time to head further north over the North York Moors.

It was here the weather took a wintery turn with snow and a cold wind. It was a little worrying as the snow started to settle on the roads but as we reached Whitby it started to clear.

We soon found the Bed & Breakfast and settled in. A walk into town followed and a fish supper all washed down with a couple of pint of fine Yorkshire Ale.

No Photography yet but a fine start to the trip.

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