Report from July 26th

A relatively short day to get past Staithes and wild camp before reaching Scarborough tomorrow.
The coast is now more up and down with steep river valleys to negotiate. The cliffs again appear to be unfortunately attractive to people who want to jump off them and one section has numerous homemade plaques with the positive messages and the Samaritans number on them. It is sad that such a beautiful place isn’t uplifting enough on its own.
Skinningrove presented one of those odd little finds as I took a wrong turn and down a backstreet found a statue and information board about the importance of keeping pigeons in East Cleveland. There were also some old pigeon lofts nearby but sadly no pigeons about.
Very occasionally when you’re walking you get a genuinely breathtaking view and the view over Staithes from the hills to the North is one of those views. Always difficult to photograph these but hopefully you’ll all like it.
Staithes is a tiny village squashed into a small inlet with narrow streets and a little harbour. If it were in Cornwall you wouldn’t be able to move in it. Here it is still a gem.

View towards Staithes , glorious.

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