For a recent photo see here
Thanks for the interesting link here Peter ;>)
At a casual glance, they look almost identical..However, if you compare the end of the old stone east pier, you will notice a connecting bridge to the curved extension in this photo.
Unfortunately, the concrete pillar supporting the span failed several years ago and the span was removed for safety's sake. This can be seen in your link.
The local authority, much to the disgust of the townsfolk, have failed to replace it.
I quite enjoy such interesting connections, thanks for posting this one.
Nice one Peter and as Jim says thanks for the link for comparison.
I am delighted to see so many people out sailing in this one Peter - how about today? I get the feeling less people sail these days - is that my imagination?
All the best from North Carolina y'all.
Hi Jim and Jethro
Jim is the one to answer this as I can't get much farther from the sea here in Wolver/B'ham!
All the best Peter
Well you might be surprised to learn that there is a significant increase in the number of yachts sailing out of Whitby. The marina was extended recently to accommodate many more craft..On a busy day, the town is brought to a standstill as the old swing bridge is closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic thus permitting the fleet to navigate the port. Masts are rarely dropped, the owners preferring to await the official bridge opening times. Sailing yachts are restricted to these times and they always coincide with high water. The timetable provides access two hours either side of high water with a half hour opening frequency..That's a bit of a b----r when low water arrives at mid-day, usually when it's perfect sailing weather...At this point, the "yachties" don their sleeze gear and make a bee-line for the yacht club to splice the mainbrace and rub shoulders with the commodore ;>) After that, they invariably return to their yachts, making loud noises and re-telling all the old salty yarns that the rest of us know off by heart..Oh! and one of em usually falls in ;>)
I thing there must be a very extreme tide, because the habor walls extend far into the sea.
Jim I shall download the time tables, Whittaker's almanac and the weather forecast and see if I can make it for the next round of salty dog drenchings in the briny.
I am surprised and delighted to hear the encouraging news that sailing is not all but dead in your corner of this world as it is increasingly seeming to be here, where gasoline rules.
Apologies for kidnapping you picture Peter to carry on this chat, but you know what us Yorkshiremen get like as we get on a bit!
Best wishes y'all.
No appologies needed, I think it is great that we can exchange views from the other side of the country and the world, and you can kidnap my photos anytime; it shows that someone has found a interest in them!
I can see that you are still young at heat as I am consulting Old Moore's Almanac.
When you mentioned Yorkshire men the first few that came into my head were Fred Truman, Brian Close, Geoff Boycott and Dickie Bird. My mind then went blank!
Perhaps the blankness came about due to the dogged resistance of Brian Close against the West Indies, or maybe my mind went to sleep during one of Geoff's centuries for England. Ah but if only we now had a bowler like old Firey Fred!
Ah! Theakston's XB.
Best wishes from Taiwan,Qianlong
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Photo taken in Whitby, North Yorkshire, UK