Geoff Brock & Bruce Gamble

2007: North Yorkshire

At the end of June, we went to North Yorkshire for a long weekend.
We visited Bempton cliffs, with its noisy colonies of Gannets, Kittiwakes, Puffins
and other seabirds which usually nest on isolated islands.
We also went to Pickering, a terminus of the
North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway,
where we saw an ex-Southern Railway
"Schools" class locomotive, "Repton".
Bruce in downtown Pickering.
We visited Scarborough, where Bruce's great grandfather lived.
He was a bricklayer - did he build the Grand Hotel?
We decided that he must have...
Then a trip to a rather wet and dark Whitby.
It was also very wet at Riveaulx Abbey, but we managed to dodge the rain for a bit.
Then the Riveaulx Terraces, with its two Greek style temple follies and views over the Abbey.
The unusual gardens of Scampston, designed by Piet Oudolf.
©Geoff Brock and Bruce Gamble