Whitby is a splendid place
We spent three night sa nd two days there
the place really milks the Captain Cook connection – and of course the Dracula side of its history as well. In case you did not know Bram Stoker set part of the Dracula story there.
Jill went home on Tuesday morning so I was back alone on the boat. The bridge out of the harbour only open two hours each side if high tide so the first chance to escape top sea was 1500 hours
I went around the museum – which is a wonderful place. 85,000 exhibits as eclectic as the Pitt Rivers in Oxford. Lots of things brought back to Whitby by cook, a section about whaling and a magnificent exhibit about bizarre models in bottles.
£5 well spent
spitfire in a lightbulb
fungus cakes – please touch says the sign
rafia armoured trousers
then there is the severed hand, the matchstick Endeavour and the throwing sticks
incidentally the crows nest was invented by a Whitby resident.