Sunday, 12 October 2008

October 2008 - Whitby

Descriptions at bottom...

1. Whitby is an old seaport on the North Yorkshire coast. It is the home Captain James Cook (not Kirk) and is the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula. We visited Whitby as part of a church retreat.
2. A great view of the harbor at low tide inside the seawall.
3. Hey! We're tourists!
4. Contemplating my eventual decision to revive the pirate lifestyle in Whitby.
5. A view of the ancient abbey and the monument to Captain Cook. The abbey is considered one of the most historically significant sites in all of England.

Friday, 10 October 2008

Recent Travels

The first picture is a handsome gentleman standing in front of Conwy Castle in Northern Wales. The second and third photos are from our trip to Edinburgh, where I was fortunate to find the burial location of John Knox. Knox, the Father of the Sottish Reformation, wanted to be buried in close proximity to St. Giles Cathedral. Who knew it would become a parking lot. All that is left of his grave is a plain brass plate.