after a very soaking wet and hilly 38 km from whitby we foubd ourselves a bit sodden, but happily, in scarborough! for herring, Tunny fishing and holidaymaking
Scarborough! Check out these tunas- caught as part of Tunny Fishing.
These boys are baiting herring to go out on the tunny fishing competition. Next pic shows prize winning Tunny! Ryan at the maritime museum, granddad is the boy in the centre of the first pic, and was part of the crew catching the prize winning Tunny years later in the next pic. Tunny fishing had to be conducted in a small row boat with very strict rules (rod not allowed to touch the bow, etc).
Tunny fishing died out with the herring in the 60s here.
Pics of women doing the gutting on the quayside.
After learning loads about the Herring and Tunny fishing in the excellent Scarborough maritime centre, and an excellent coffee with an actor and potential collaborator, we cleaned EVERYTHING in the laundrette and took up residence in Scarborough for the night!
We fulfilled any a many year dream of mine and stayed at the mighty Scarborough Grand Hotel (run by the controversial Britainnia, who I love despite the repeated worst hotelier awards).
The majestic Grand Hotel- which when built in 1867 was the biggest brick building in Europe. It's built to represent time: 4 towers for 4 seasons, 12 floors for the months and 365 rooms for the days.
Below are a series of Atmosphere moments from Scarborough.
A nice audio recording of Ryan from the maritime centre may come soon!