With stout tower and crenellated stone walls, St. Mary's Church, Whitby stands like a fortress against the elements on a windswept clifftop. The church is reached by 199 stone steps up from town. The large churchyard is filled with weathered tombstones and monuments to sailors, fishermen, Royal Navy seamen and lifeboatmen.
Thanks for all your comments on my last - all read and inwardly digested, and greatly appreciated. I have a particular fondness for forest/tree images but thought it time for a change (I also like churches!).
Thought for the day - "Unless you change direction you will end up where you are going"
Have a good day, peeps,
Landscape and travel
St marys church
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