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photoblog image Whitby 'Choccie Box' Style 5/14

Whitby 'Choccie Box' Style 5/14

BOAT FRIDAY BONUS

 

When visiting a place like Whitby one can't avoid getting some shots for Boat Friday and here are two boats for the price of one. 

 

P264 called in to Whitby for an overnight stay and is seen here about to tie up at the dockside.

 

HMS Archer (P264) is the lead ship of the Archer-class. As the lead ship she was one of the few of her class to be completed (in 1985) by Watercraft Marine, the original shipbuilders - most of the remaining vessels were completed or built by Vosper Thornycroft.  She is attached to Aberdeen Universities' Royal Naval Unit (URNU) and based in Aberdeen Harbour. As such, Archer is the most northerly home ported Royal Navy ship.

 

The old looking ship tied up is an authentic scaled replica of HMS Endeavour, which was sailed by Captain James Cook during his scientific expedition of 1768, and has been traditionally built by Whitby craftsmen and stands in the water some 40% of the original ships size.  You can join the ship and crew on one of the regular sailings throughout the year and it will take you on a voyage around Whitby Harbour, overlooked by Whitby Abbey and along the coast to Sandsend, where you can follow in the path of Captain James Cook himself and relive his life at sea.

Whitby 'Choccie Box' Style 5/14

BOAT FRIDAY BONUS

 

When visiting a place like Whitby one can't avoid getting some shots for Boat Friday and here are two boats for the price of one. 

 

P264 called in to Whitby for an overnight stay and is seen here about to tie up at the dockside.

 

HMS Archer (P264) is the lead ship of the Archer-class. As the lead ship she was one of the few of her class to be completed (in 1985) by Watercraft Marine, the original shipbuilders - most of the remaining vessels were completed or built by Vosper Thornycroft.  She is attached to Aberdeen Universities' Royal Naval Unit (URNU) and based in Aberdeen Harbour. As such, Archer is the most northerly home ported Royal Navy ship.

 

The old looking ship tied up is an authentic scaled replica of HMS Endeavour, which was sailed by Captain James Cook during his scientific expedition of 1768, and has been traditionally built by Whitby craftsmen and stands in the water some 40% of the original ships size.  You can join the ship and crew on one of the regular sailings throughout the year and it will take you on a voyage around Whitby Harbour, overlooked by Whitby Abbey and along the coast to Sandsend, where you can follow in the path of Captain James Cook himself and relive his life at sea.

comments (18)

  • Ray
  • Manila, Philippines
  • 5 Aug 2011, 01:00
An attractively busy image, Brian...right up there among your best, IMHO.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Ray.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 5 Aug 2011, 07:27
Two for the price of one...but that's just the boats! Look at that charming village by the water's edge!
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Ginnie, thanks.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 5 Aug 2011, 07:59
A true contrast in craft here Brian
Brian Walbey: The old and the new sort of comparison Chris.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 5 Aug 2011, 08:07
Two worlds are shown here, wonderful boats and a delightful town.
Great picture.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid, as I said before you girls would love to wander the lanes in Whitby with your cameras.
nice shot all together
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chantal.
How interesting, well researched Brian. The town rising from the harbour is nice also,
Brian Walbey: Thanks John.
That is quite a pair. Nice shot with LOTS to look at.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mary.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 Aug 2011, 10:30
Nice contrast between the boats too Brian.
Brian Walbey: A bit of old and new I suppose Mike.
Nice contrast Brian. what with Dracula, James cook and Jet, whitby has a lot going for it, before you even think about the fish and chips!
Brian Walbey: Whitby has a lot going for it Bill, we shall return in the not too distant future. We had half board at the Shearings hotel so didn't get to sample the fish and chips.
A great shot Brian. I love the old ship very much.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Frances.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 Aug 2011, 11:32
So much to look at, a lovely harbour scene, it looks busy Brian smile
Brian Walbey: It is a lovely harbour, this is only a little area of it as you will see next week, but as a fishing port its busy days are over, just a few boats left now.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 5 Aug 2011, 12:24
Super image Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks vintage.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 5 Aug 2011, 13:47
That would be a fun excursion Brian.
Brian Walbey: On a calm sea perhaps Chad, I can't imagine this replica boat has stabilizers.
That military boat spoils it a bit for me, Brian - without it, you could have processed in sepia with a bit of ageing and it would have been a fine 19th century post card smile
Brian Walbey: I do agree with you Tom but this was taken for the military boat and posted for "Boat Friday", I will take up your suggestion with other shots I have of the harbour and the replica ship though.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 Aug 2011, 16:09
Interesting read. Two different subjects. Nicely composed smile
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Savo.
I like how you have captured the old and the new and the lovely shot of Whitby harbour front
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Janet.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Aug 2011, 18:35
Loads to enjoy in this view. Even if the replica of HMS Endeavour was full-sized, I still would not fancy a voyage anywhere far! I'm sure HMS Archer did a fine job of keeping Whitby safe from pirates during her stay wink
Brian Walbey: yes I wouldn't go out on the replica either Alan. The Navy done a good job, I didn't see any pirates at all in Whitby while we were there smile
Good series all round Brian I'll be commenting more regularly when we get back from Suffolk at the end of August
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard. I envy you being up in Suffolk all that time.

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