Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey, situated on the East Cliff above the town, fell into disrepair following the 16th Century dissolution of the monasteries when Henry VIII oversaw the separation of state and church, seizing their assets and using them to fund his military campaigns. The remains are now under the care of English Heritage and continue to… Continue reading Whitby Abbey

Shelter

Given that nobody in the UK lives more than 75 miles from the sea, I’m fairly sure it gives the British some innate, hard coded affinity with open water. When things aren’t going too well, which happens with alarming regularity, my first instinct is often to get to the coast. There’s something about the random… Continue reading Shelter