New Quay Rd @ Whitby at the height of the flood of the 5th December 2013

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This area is normally thronging with tourists during the day and revellers at night A very busy Taxi rank operates from here!..As you can see, the boats in the distance appear to be floating on the same lake. There are some well known shops just to the left, Spec-Savers, Ladbrokes (I bet they weren't taking any bets on this) and a couple of town centre pubs, closed for the duration..I wonder if the land-lord has watered the beer down?

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Comments (9)

ian1949 on December 6, 2013

Not as we're used to seeing Whitby Jim, when the water on the road is the same level as the harbour not good. No doubt a lot of damage caused to local businesses, some will be insured but then the premiums will rise so they lose out anyway. Good you recorded the scene, lets hope it's not a regular thing.

Ghiocela on December 6, 2013

Excellent colors and view..., Jim! Very good moment ...for photo! :) Warm wishes, Simona

David Brown Photogra… on December 8, 2013

Gorgeous if unhappy scene Jim

I wonder about the pub's cellars!

Keep up the good work - David

Christos Theodorou on December 10, 2013

Romantic blue hour in a beautiful place – Well captured! Friendly greetings from Athens, Christos.

sugarbag1 on December 12, 2013

Good Morning Jim. I saw on the TV about your unseanonal flooding. Really quite amasing. But it came from the sea didn't it? You did well capturing it at night time. Did it do any damage at your place Jim? I noticed on another photo you have uploaded of a jetty being very high out of the water. Do you get high tides in your part of the world or is it because of storms and highseas? Great colours you have captured here in the series of shots. Happy Christmas to you Jim and your loved ones. Thanks for your greetings earlyer too. Kindest Regards, David. Western Australia

Gene M. on December 20, 2013

Hello my dear Jim, thanks for your beautiful comment on my ''Playa de Gueirua'' shot, warmest appreciated. Indeed, the place is not much visited by tourists. Not far from this treasure, there is a famous beach, with an easier access, less rocks, sand... This is the ''Playa del Silencio'', crowded in summer, consequently, without me! You will never see me in touristic places in summer. I visit these places in winter! The Northern coast of Spain is fabulous for that. You have big sea-side resorts full of people, and also some secret little coves, difficult to reach, but this is worth!

Very beautiful shot of this charming place! Excellent composition, the blue tones give a magnificent mood, and the reflections on the wet ground are fantastic! ♥ 6 and YS 2 for this pleasant view, and thanks for the very interesting explanations. Warm hugs from the rainy Camargue, and I wish you a wonderful Christmas time for you and all your loved ones, Geneviève

varkos on February 14, 2014

Πολύ καλή φωτογραφία! Μου αρέσει!

varkos on February 14, 2014

Πολύ καλή φωτογραφία! Μου αρέσει!

Faintlightofdawn on April 2, 2014

Hi Jim, hope you weren't seriously affected by the weather and things are back to normal for everyone. The water does provide for some lovely night reflections though. YSL ~ Best wishes, Fai

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 6, 2013
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    by Jim Evans (AXOTA)
    • Camera: PENTAX PENTAX K-7
    • Taken on 2013/12/05 16:47:05
    • Exposure: 20.000s
    • Focal Length: 16.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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