Stormy St Bees

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pedrocut on February 18, 2009


It may be of interest to you to kown that St. Bees is at the start of, arguably, the most loved long distance walk in England; Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Walk that crosses England to Robin Hood’s Bay on the East coast. I took a similar photo some years ago from St. Bee’s Head.

I notice you have pictures from the English Lake District, and it is in this region that Wainwright’s guides are considered as a kind of Bible.

Unfortuneately we only covered about 50 miles before my old mate fell on Red Pike and later we had to give up!

Regards, Peter

David Brown Photogra… on February 18, 2009

I dreamed of the Lykewake walk as a kid and then later the 'coast to coast' and whilst I never owned a Wainwright guide my shelves are covered in pretty much everything else (including some canvas backed Fell & Rock Guides to the Lakes). Peter I must confess that I was a great armchair hiker and we would plan the wee hours away with dreams of grand hikes.

This was a wonderful stormy day captured without adulteration by Photoshop on Agfachrome slide film.

One day I will go back! Both the St Bees and to film!

Warmest regards from North Carolina

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on November 3, 2009

That is a fine seascape Jethro..the So'westerly raising the surf on what must be the most unvisited beach in the kingdom!! I enjoyed the comments above..I was never much of a walker myself!! Never saw much point in walking to St Bees ;>))



pedrocut on November 3, 2009

Hi Jethro and Jim

I was just scanning some old film of our attempt on the Coast to Coast when Jim’s comment came up! I have the same picture and will upload at some point.

It is better to walk to Robin Hood’s Bay as you will probably have the wind behind you, and you have a chance of seeing Jim

Best wishes to you both Peter

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on November 3, 2009

Hiya Guys!! From Whitby to RHB walking along the Cleveland Way (a wonderful coastal footpath) takes a good two to three hours.---By car, about 15 minutes!! and most satisfying trip of all---by sea at 20knts about 25 minutes!! and if the cod are in, the north cheek of RHB is one of my favourite fishing marks ;>)


David Brown Photogra… on November 3, 2009

........ and the trip from RHB to St Bee's by boat could well count as half of the Round Britain Race!

Glad to hear you're still scanning Peter and I look forward to your interpretation.

Do I sense you're not much of a walker Jim? Oh well it takes all sorts to make the world go round. I'd go bonkers if I couldn't get out and hike. A bit like you'd feel, I am sure, without your boat.

Warmest greetings to both you gentlemen and thanks for dropping in (to St Bees).

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on November 4, 2009

I love walking Jethro..but alas! due to a terrible injury I suffered way back in the fifties when I crashed my M/C, and the poor standards of surgery at the time, I was left permanently disabled.

Not so many years ago, following surgery at the hands of a very clever orthopaedic doctor, (he fixed blown off limbs in Africa for many years, and spoke only limited English) The damage was largely corrected, but since I no longer have an ankle joint, walking is no joke!! I keep fit despite my years!!

Cheers ;.)


gixxergirl on March 20, 2010

great stormy seas, iv never seen st bees so wild! gix

David Brown Photogra… on March 20, 2010

I understand Gix but we lived near there and there were some days you couldn't get this far for waves, wind and water!

Cheers Jethro

pedrocut on March 20, 2010

Hi Jethro

Your picture reminded me so I have uploaded the one from the Coast to Coast (summer 1990) out of sequence.

It was a beautiful day!

All the Best Peter

Bedri Akçay on March 20, 2010

Very beautiful photo, great shot The best regards from /(BEST OF), Bedri

David Brown Photogra… on March 20, 2010

Cheers Bedri twas a windy day!

Regards from North Carolina

Pete Taylor on October 8, 2011

Magnificent stormy scene Jethro, like from me.


David Brown Photogra… on October 9, 2011

........ and I bet we stood on the same tuft of grass by the footpath to take them Pete!


Thanks me ol' matey - Jethro

brian gillman on January 24, 2013

Warts an' all I really like this one, Jethro/David. Y*. (This change of name of yours is doin' my 'ead in mate. Had you firmly in my brain as a 'Jethro' and what somebody with that name is like; now having to change to what a 'David' is like. Glad your real name wasn't Siegfried or something!).

Best wishes, Brian.

brian gillman on January 24, 2013

.....or Adolf.


David Brown Photogra… on January 25, 2013

YOUR Head? Think what its doing to mine Brian - personally I wished I'd stayed in the closet!

This IS a good'un in't'it? Its taken on slide film a long long timee ago (as the song goes).

Many thanks for your lovely comment.

The guy formally known as - Jethro

David Brown Photogra… on June 21, 2013

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pedrocut on December 10, 2013

Hi David

Happened to be looking at the first Ordinance Survey map of the area made in 1867, and at the base of the cliff, is marked "Isle of Man Submarine Telegraph".

All the best Peter

David Brown Photogra… on December 10, 2013

Hahahaha........ if I'd only known Peter, I'd have called in and sent a 'gram.

Thanks for sharing - **David

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