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Mum and I went for a few days to Whitby.

The following day we drove from Whitby to visit the village of Robin Hood's Bay. It is located on steep cliffs and although you can drive down there is no parking at the bottom so better to park at the top and walk.

Quite a combination of elements in this shot.
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Apr 26 2014 00:35 GMT zzzam
Robin-hoods-bay is both a bay and a village, on the coast of Yorkshire, between Whitby and Scarborough. It is mentioned by Leland as " a fischer tounlet of 20. bootes caullid Robyn Huddes bay, a dok or bosom of a mile yn length." (Itinerary, i. 53.) " When his robberies," says master Charlton, " became so numerous, and the outcries against him so loud, as almost to alarm the whole nation, parties of soldiers were sent down from London to apprehend him: and then it was, that fearing for his safety, he found it necessary to desert his usual haunts, and, retreating northward, to cross the moors that surrounded Whitby, [one side whereof happens, a little unfortunately, to lye open to the sea,] where, gaining the sea-coast, he always had in readiness near at hand some small fishing vessels, to which he could have refuge, if he found himself pursued; for in these, putting off to sea, he looked upon himself as quite secure, and held the whole power of the English nation at defiance. The chief place of his resort at these times, where his boats were generally laid up, was about six miles from Whitby, to which he communicated his name, and which is still called Robin Hoods bay. There he frequently went a fishing in the summer season, even when no enemy appeared to annoy him, and not far from that place he had buts or marks set up, where he used to exercise his men in shooting with the long-bow." Neat shot and there are quite a combination of elements!

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