Outside the cottage
one of the many snowfalls treacherous for cars though
Whitby Abbey in the distance
Pottery Cottage 1712 AD, two years till its 300 years old!
Beautiful skies, all this cold weather has created lovely cloud banks
Footnote; Well it seems I got out of Whitby just in time as more snow fell next day, and the road became impassable according to this BBC news item sent by my daughter.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-11942535. Its quite difficult to convey the state of the weather, but heavy falls of snow, combined with sleet and hail, does build up a surface on the roads that no amount of gritting can contend with, luckily it happened in daylight on the Scarborough road whereas a similar happening in Scotland left hundreds of motorists stranded overnight. The same of course happened with the trains, York is a main line station, trains from London to Edinburgh, and all the northern cities pass through this station, that they were reduced to one platform shows just how serious it was up north.