16 June 2017

Pier

Above - that's the Victorian pier at Saltburn-by-the-Sea. I took this picture as Shirley and I were riding on the funicular railway to the top of the cliffs just as thousands of other visitors to this little Yorkshire seaside resort have done through the past one hundred and thirty years.

Of course we strolled along the pier. The weather was mild  and we saw sea anglers cast their rods from the very end of the iron structure. Something we did not expect was the marine-themed yarn-bombing of the local women's institute on a section of the pier's rails. I took several pictures of these quirky creations. Here are just three:-
 At the end of the pier this fisherman was doing his impression of a seal basking on some rocks or perhaps he was thinking about all the fish and all the girls that got away.
It has been very lovely up here. We have been to Staithes and Guisborough and Redcar. The people are very friendly which isn't surprising as they are all Yorkshire folk and as you probably know, Yorkshire folk are the salt of the earth.

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  1. That looks like an ambitious yarn project, far beyond anything I've seen of yarn-bombing.

    You had a fantastic view both at sea level and higher, it appears. Thanks for giving us a look, YP. Beauty is sorely needed at the moment.

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    1. That's what I thought too Jenny. Some beauty and some lightness.

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  2. I love the yarn bombs! Knitters have the best sense of fun!

    Enjoy the rest of your trip.

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    1. I will obey your command Lady Jennifer.

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  3. Do the creations (and I'm not referring to the reclining fisherman - who probably told his wife he was going fishing, but just wanted somewhere quiet to take a nap...away from her nagging him to do chores. He'll be a fish or two of the local fisho and cast a yarn or two, himself, I imagine!)......remain there through all weather conditions?

    How intriguing! the knitted creations...not the fisherman. :)

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    1. The yarn-bombing will be in situ for a month and does not appear to have been damaged in any way but I might be wrong.

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    2. I meant to type "buy"...not "be". Lack of concentration...or concentrating on other matters!

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  4. The crab is great but the treasure chest is the best. It looks like a lovely beach for a long walk, on the right day weather-wise.
    Alphie

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    1. You could walk for five miles on that beach - all the way to Redcar and beyond.

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  5. It all looks so quintessentially English. I like the photo of the sleeping fisherman.

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    1. It does feel a bit like stepping back in time and the weather has been lovely.

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  6. I've been trying to think of something witty to say about salty Yorkshire people but to no avail. I shall content myself with enjoying the photos: particularly the first one.

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    1. Good job Graham. Good job - as Yorkshire folk have fiery tempers and don't like to see their saltiness derided by fellows from the dark side.

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  7. That is some great yarn bombing! I hope nobody will vandalise the pretty bits.
    I guess Lee's assumption about the fisherman is right.

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    1. Apparently the yarn-bombing has been in situ for a couple of weeks and is thankfully undamaged.

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  8. Much better photos and scenery and not a cloth cap or whippet to be seen anywhere. I get the impression that the guy is not asleep but looking up at his rods waiting for one to start "knocking".

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    1. I don't believe they were all his rods. There were other anglers there too but I told them to step away.

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  9. I wish you had called in to see me YP (and wife)

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    1. That would have been a bit of a diversion Mrs Weaver but if I am ever up in Leyburn I shall visit Weaver Palace.

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  10. Hello YP, I have just found your blog and it is great, I left Eckington 4 years ago for America but I miss it so much, hoping to return home next February for good, my Staniforth family can be traced back to 1521 in Eckington believe it or not, we were big into the Sicklesmithing in that area, especially along the Moss Brook. Anyway I'm rambling, enjoying your blog!

    Nathan

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    1. Thanks for calling by Nathan. I love America but it lacks the historical depth and the many intricacies that you find in all parts of England. I hope you are making the right choice in planning to return.

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  11. I love the "yarn bombing," as you put it. Some people are so creative. Glad you're having a good time. :)

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    1. Perhaps you and I should take up knitting and start yarn-bombing. You could knit a mini-Olga and I could knit a tray of Yorkshire puddings. I admit it will take a few years to achieve the required level.

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  12. A mate I have know for years came from Saltburn by the sea, enjoyed reading your post

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