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I was needing a short holiday and googled events in Yorkshire finding that on 4th of August there was the Thornton Le Dale Show and on the 7th of August the Pickering Traction Engine Rally. Pickering is also the home of the North York Moors Steam Railway which runs daily to Grosmont and sometimes to Whitby on the Coast. Robin Hood's Bay, Whitby, Scarborough and Staithes are destinations of photographic interest so I booked 5 days at the Scarborough Travel Lodge at relatively modest cost as a centre to visit all these places camera and tripod [ if necessary ] at the ready. On the way to Scarborough there was a Rally of Classic Cars at Ripley Castle.

Here ere are two images of Robin Hood's Bay.

This old smugglers port is delightful and offers great seafood at modest cost in the pub beside the beach.

Here are a few images from the Thornton Le Dale show.

The show included country and Western and Jazz Bands. There was also a Medieval reenactment.

At the Pickering Rally there was a great chance to get interesting images of engines and participants.

Another two images show Whitby Abbey in good light and Scarborough at night.

At Whitby there was a lifeboat rescue

Grosmont is a wonderful place for those interested in steam railways and in finding the station just as it was in the 1950's but well maintained and full of railway enthusiasts.

At Ripley Castle there were lots of superbly maintained vintage cars; a few examples are shown.

Finally on the way back to Scotland one passes Skipton Castle and the narrow boats which ply the Leeds and Liverpool Canal carrying tourists and holiday makers.

So while away I was building up images ready for Dreamstime.

Photo credits: David Watmough.

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November 02, 2010


Thank you for sharing this! As a child, I used to spend my summer holidays in a lovely little cottage in Thornton-le-dale, so I really enjoyed these photos of your trip. Your post is also a great reminder to take advantage of holidays and short trips to get some interesting shots in a different environment!

August 30, 2010


You must have had a great time on your vacation. Love the photos!

August 29, 2010


Great images, congrats.

August 28, 2010


Wonderful! In the UK everything is almost good to shoot & touristic oriented! :)))
Thanks for sharing!

August 28, 2010


nice photos!

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