Weekly Photo Challenge : from lines to patterns

River Esk at Whitby

River Esk at Whitby

I really have no business being here this morning but the sky is grey again and I’m focussing my mind on the beautiful sunny day we walkers had at Whitby on Monday.  It was sparkling!

Out on the old pier

Out on the old pier

That's Saltwick Nab in the distance.

That’s Saltwick Nab in the distance.

A bollard always makes a good shot, don't you think?

A bollard always makes a good shot, don’t you think?

Or what about some "dinosaur's feet"?

Or how about some “dinosaur’s feet”?

Thanks to Cheri at the Weekly Photo Challenge for lifting my spirits.  Click on the link to lift yours.


  1. bellissimi contrasti ha formato il capitello scuro del molo con l’azzurro cupo del mare che preannuncia l’autunno e ancora più lonyano e più scuro il profilo del litorale
    un a bbraccio, cara

  2. When I visited the North York Moor I spent a half a hour in Whitby (2 cup of coffee) 😉

    Very well captured mood,
    do you believe there are some dinosaurs hidden out the moor..? “hahaha” 🙂

    1. You would have plenty of cafe choices, Drake. 30 minutes? It wasn’t worth getting out of the car! Or was it snowing that day? 🙂
      There are a few big rock caves below the cliffs but I didn’t go too far in (I’m scared of dinosaurs)

      1. By the way, did you know that the Whitby harbor was the place where the famous captain James Cook (1728-79) learned to sail a ship – he was a british explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy… 🙂

        The quick ‘pitstop’ was because of Easby Moor was waiting – mostly known for a high monument to honnor of Captain James Cook, a monument which overlooks the village of Great Ayton – .more precisely, it was a local guide who waited on us… 🙂

      2. Yes, I’ve done the walk up to the monument, Drake, and there’s a Captain Cook museum in the village of Great Ayton too. (there’s a wonderful pie shop in the village but don’t go on Mondays- it’s closed 🙂 )

  3. That is what I truly enjoy so much about these memorable moments that we capture Jo. Just like you it cheers me up when the skies or days are grey and dark. I am very glad yours could do it for you too hon. These are just beautiful shots and you chose a great selection for Cheri’s challenge. 😀 *big hugs*

    1. Doesn’t it so rapidly become an obsession, Sonel! I’m reading your comment and looking over my shoulder at a beautiful sunrise, and you know I just had to stop and try to capture it 🙂 I’m back now! Yes, it’s wonderful to be able to hold on to the beauty for the grey days ahead. Thank you so much for the love and support. Big hug! 🙂

      1. Absolutely Jo and I am very glad to hear that and can’t wait until you share that beauty with us. It truly is wonderful to hold on to that hon and I am very glad you are feeling better. Know that I am always here and you’re very welcome. 😀 *big hugs*

  4. A fantastic day perfectly captured. I was further up the coast that day playing golf at Goswick – by its end the clouds were rolling south. On Tuesday at Dunbar it was like playing golf in the mist at Pebble Beach and today at the Roxburgh we just got soaked. What a difference a few days make 😦

    1. Thanks a lot 🙂 Yes, we’ve had 2 days of drizzle as penance for our one day of Indian Summer. I was just glad to be in the right place to capture it. The tide was so far out that lots of rock formations that I’ve never seen before were clearly visible.

    1. It was the loveliest day, Amy, and it’s very pretty at Whitby when the sun shines. I’m going to need to work on my distance shots but it’s ok so long as you like hazy 🙂

      1. Just booked a last minute cruise around southern Spain and Morocco, leaving Tuesday. Knowing us, we will take this weather along, so you will probably have some sunshine here. No need to thank us 🙂

  5. such a good choice for lines and patterns Jo, the first one is brilliant! I do love the walk along the coast too, with lines in the rocks, and on the pier, …. and who can resist a bollard, even the name is attractive 🙂

    1. They’re on the little pier, accessed down the first street to your left over the bridge, John. I don’t recollect ever going out on that pier before. I’ll look out for your shots 🙂

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