The hotel was about 15 min walk from the railway station. It was a bit of a struggle in places, but you never know from the map. The hotel looks lovely and the room will be perfect. It's compact but I have a lovely sea view from the bed.
The weather was lovely and I immediately re-grouped to set off. It's wonderful to get the fresh excitement of exploring each time I arrive somewhere new.
I headed towards the town centre and beach. This is the south beach and you can see the ruins of Scarborough Castle on the hill.
In the opposite direction a series of bays fade into the distance. This is very similar to the view from my window.
In the bay I noticed what looked like a sailing ship. Initially I was excited to see such a ship, but then I noticed it was moving awfully fast. When I zoomed in I realised it was actually a "pirate" motor boat doing short trips into the bay and back.
Beneath a bridge walkway that connects parts of the foreshore I noticed that the pylons were home to a colony of gulls.
The old town has narrow streets and lovely old buildings.
I walked all around the harbour. This is the view looking back to the hotel.
And this is the view looking back to the town centre.
I continued walking around the cliffs on which the castle is perched. This leads to the north beach.
Numerous residences and guest houses are perched at the top of the cliffs with a fantastic view of the bay. At this stage I noticed the clouds were starting to look quite dark.
I made my way up to cliff to explore a little when the first drops of rain fell. This street is typical of so many with small guesthouses sitting side by side.
The rain got heavier and before long it was pouring. Luckily I had come prepared with jacket and umbrella. It briefly stopped again, giving me an opportunity to devour a delicious cone of icecream on the foreshore before the rain returned heavier than ever. It was time to retreat to the hotel.
It's coming up to 7:30pm now and the rain has passed. There's just puffy clouds, a little bit of light on the cliffs in the distance and the soft sound of waves.