Scarborough

It’s a few years since our last visit to Scarborough and I have very fond memories of the town having spent many summer holidays there as a child. We’re lucky enough to live within day trip range and were there within 1.5 hours, parking up at 9.30am, a really good start to the day. First item on the agenda was breakfest and of course we found a cafe serving bacon butties within sight of the sea, bliss.

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I just adore rust and the pots below caught my attention due to there being just the one orange one.

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You can see the Grand Hotel in the background, built during the reign of Queen Victoria in the shape of a V in her honour.

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This rope is actually inspiring me to blend some wool for me to spin into yarn. After all, I can already see what it would look like.

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Come the 1st of September the harbourside is undergoing a clean up and many of the items I’ve photographed here may be removed.

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These fabulous heavy lengths of wood were stacked up down by the harbour wall, I’ve no idea what they were / will be used for but the colour and texture is wonderful.

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A bit of rust, a bit of colourful lichen and weathered wood, what more could a girl ask for?

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Lichens are one of my favourite items to photograph and I have done work based on them in the past, perhaps that will be my next project.

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I’m so glad they leave these to weather and don’t just rip them out and replace with a hunk of shiny metal. Who could resist such texture?

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It was a wonderful sunny day, lunch on the prom, sand in my toes, cold feet from paddling and a massive yearning to go back.