Around and about in Whitby this week there has been a variety of interesting events to be seen. During the week, the weather, apart from a few isolated showers, has been moderately warm and sunny allowing the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery that Whitby has to offer.
Armed Forces day on Saturday saw many crowds gather at the new Memorial near to the Tourist Information Centre to watch a parade by the Cadets and browse the stalls nearby. Stands included those run by the Air Force Cadets, a collection of Whitby made goods and bric a brac. Whitby Falconers showcased many birds of prey with the opportunity of seeing them close up. A German military gun was also on display which perhaps brought home in a small way the horrors of war.
A Harley Davidson stand provided the opportunity to view some excellent motorbikes with gleaming chrome and bodywork.
The calm seas provided visitors with the opportunity for a boat trip out to sea with one of the various pleasure craft available. On Thursday, the lifeboat was called out to rescue a vessel stranded thirty miles offshore due to engine failure and on Monday the emergency services were available to help a teenage girl stranded on the cliffs near to the Spa.
Of course, there were lots more other events in and Around Whitby this week, this is just a small percentage.