Whitby, North Yorkshire, England. This old fishing town in the northeast of England, is my personal favorite spot on earth. Not that I have been over all the earth to even know about all the rest of the beautiful spots, because I’m sure there are lots more spots on earth that are very very nice, indeed. But of all the spots on earth I’ve been to, Whitby is my own favorite one. I yearn to be back there, I fear I never will see her again.
This is just a little peek into something about Whitby including some bit of news that is disturbing to me right now — the landslip that is occuring on the cliff where St. Mary’s Church sits, very close to the famous and historical Whitby Abbey. The earth there is falling down. Here’s a little clip showing what’s happening in my beloved Whitby Town:
This pains me so much, to see parts of this town falling away. A row of homes had to be demolished down the cliff from the landslip, too — such sadness, especially for the people who called them homes or “homes-from-home.”
Here is a little peek into Whitby in a better light, taken a couple of years ago.
I am thankful for the modern technology and YouTube which allows me to visit this wonderful town from so many miles away, any time I wish to go there.
If only I could order up some Whitby Fish ‘N Chips and have it delivered here to Crow Cottage… that would be almost heaven.
So that’s my nostalgic trip down memory lane… to Whitby, England.
I’ll leave you with one more of my favorite things in all the world – (the late) Jacqueline du Pre playing cello – there is nothing to compare her talent to, in my opinion. She’s just the best there is.
Our late collie-dog, Whitby, named after my favorite town in the world – another Whitby I miss exceedingly much these days…