England: Whitby

The seaside town of Whitby is famous for the ruins of its 7th century abbey, standing high on a hill overlooking the bay with the town below. The church was built in 657 AD and went into ruins in the 1657. Since then, the ruins acted as a marker of sort for sailors in the North Sea – the skeleton of the abbey visible from far away. The town of Whitby is also fantastic – a classic fishing village with many fishing boats and lobster/crab traps everywhere. I got here at sunset which made for some spectacular views of the narrow bay dividing the town into two parts. Sampling local crab specialty followed.