We went for a day trip to a pretty coastal town called Whitby.
Whitby is famous for connections such as Captain Cook living here – it was the port of departure for all of his voyages of discovery and where he became a seaman. It was where Bram Stoker wrote the book Dracula and the town is featured in the first few chapters. Also, Lewis Caroll (who wrote Alice in Wonderland) was supposedly inspired to write his poems The Walrus And The Carpenter from his walks along Whitby Beach. Additionally, The Lady Of The Ladle was set in Whitby.
It’s also famous for Whitby Jet which is black fossilised wood – similar to today’s monkey puzzle tree and the Araucaria tree, but it looks like polished gem stone. It was at its height of popularity when Queen Victoria’s husband Albert died and she used it as mourning jewellery.
One of the photos above is of the ruins of Whitby Abbey.
The last photo above is of the Whitby Jet that my mum and step father bought.
I’m off to Dubai in today and will be there for 2 days.
I’ll post more photos when I return to the magical land of Oz!!!!
We’re off to see the wizard!! LMAO
Hugs. Everyone!!! …..Paula xxx