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Old 27 July 2014, 19:17   #1
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Run down the Yorkshire Coast today

Left Seaham this afternoon for quick blast down the coast to Whitby.
Seaham is a cracking little marina btw - friendly staff, good easy parking and
a decent (bit steep when the tide is up) slipway.
Some heavy showers rolled over on the way down, but the going was pretty good
until about 5 miles out of Whitby when some wind started to get up and the seas
got a bit steeper and lumpier. Made for an exhilirating last 15 minutes,
but the kind of sea that a longer Rib than mine would have no trouble with.
Just over 32nm to the harbour entrance.
Followed the "Endeavour" tourist boat into the harbour, and headed up river under the lifting bridge.
It was busy - ton of boats there.
Quick stop off at the Middle Chippy.
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Old 27 July 2014, 19:46   #2
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Then back out for the run up north !
Passed some gigs on the way out - training hard,
and the Speksioneer whale watching / cruise boat.
A few lumps for the first few miles, but then hugged the coast
(and avoided the pot buoys - they are everywhere) and dropped into
Runswick bay which was bathed in sunshine.
Then further north past the tiny Port Mulgrave, just a fishing shack,
and only accessible by a steep path, no road way.
Just a short way further and passing Staithes,
where I saw the only marine mammal all weekend - a solitary seal !
The imposing cliffs between Staithes and Saltburn off to my left,
and in the distance the wind farm at Redcar and Teesport,
with a cluster of ships at anchor around the Fairway buoy.
Headed in towards Hartlepool, and the multi coloured Houses at Old Hartlepool.
I remember in my childhood seeing a plaque which marked
where the first German Navy shell of the raid in 1914 fell
and killed the first British soldier to die in action on the British mainland
as a result of enemy action in World War one...or something like that.
Wonder if that plaque is still there ?
WW1 being quite topical with the Centenary of the start of the war this year.
Kicked on to Seaham with the sea smoothing out a lot.
With hugging the coast a little more, ended up doing about 38nm on the way back.
Rib is back in the Marina, will be recovering it tomorrow.
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Old 27 July 2014, 20:36   #3
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Sounds like the story of Pte. Theophilus Jones.
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Looks like a nice run. Cliffs look great 👍


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The imposing cliffs between Staithes and Saltburn off to my left,
Boulby, they are the highest vertical sea cliffs in the country at 666ft.
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Some stunning pics there MustRib I have not done the East Coast yet on my rib yet, but it is on my to do list.
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Some stunning pics there MustRib I have not done the East Coast yet on my rib yet, but it is on my to do list.
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