Whitby Regatta 2022

A couple of weekends ago, the 2022 Whitby Regatta took place (13th – 15th August).

For the first time in a number of years I keenly got ready to go the night before, making sure my camera batteries had electricity in them and making sure my computer was set up properly to accept the footage I’d record, ready to get it online.

I had been looking forward to the event for weeks once I knew the Red Arrows were coming for the first time in a long while on a day I could actually get down to see them, as after the last time I caught them in 2011 I decided I needed a better camera to capture footage of them at following Whitby Regatta events, and invested in a top-rated Panasonic HD camcorder to do so.

So this weekend would be the first time since I bought the bloody thing 11-years ago that I’d been able to use the thing for the job I bought it to be able to do. Continue reading “Whitby Regatta 2022”

Whitby Area Events 2022

Here is a handy list of events happening in the Whitby area over the course of 2022, courtesy of Eskside Cottage on Twitter.

Health + Hard drive Space for pics / video footage permitting I might get out to cover a few of them to post on here.

More Spicy Weather Forecast for the Yorkshire Coast Tonight (1st + 2nd December)

Looks like that’s the gusty winds blasting off again on the Yorkshire Coast….. forecast currently says 29mph winds with 48mph gusts for 4pm around Whitby.
50mph gusts between 5pm to 7pm
53mph gusts after 7pm
Finally predicted to drop below 50mph wind gusts around 11pm, but picking up again around 4am, and peaking around 5am with 57mph gusts before starting to drop again
Had a brief blast of sleet around 2:11pm for like maybe 30-45 seconds
Looks like snow due tonight between Guisborough + Staithes / Hinderwell / Lythe sort of area around 6pm for around an hour.
Forecast map showing other patches of snow over Loftus + Goathland / Grosmont / Rosedale around 7pm, with some hitting Whitby around 9pm.
Band of rain responsible looks to clear off out to sea around Midnight.

Storm Arwen Nails Mast on Endeavour Replica

Reports came in over the weekend from both The Real Whitby facebook group + The Whitby Gazette that the mast on the replica of the HM Bark Endeavour got nailed during stormy high winds over the weekend.

Owners of the replica vessel have reportedly secured it with steel cables until they can fix it properly.

This particular version of the Endeavour was originally located on the waterfront at Stockton-on-Tees before being sold and moved to Whitby in 2018 as part of the “Cook 250” celebration.

Weather Warning – Friday 26th November 2021

Weather alert: Forecast currently predicting SNOW over Whitby area c. 10pm Friday night (26th November), around 3.2cm (1.26 inch) of the stuff, with Scarborough in for about 0.6cm of the stuff around the same time.

Looks like earlier brief bursts over Guisborough / Danby / Egton sort of area around 4pm that day.

Map also shows some snow starting over Middlesbrough / Redcar around 9pm

Also temperature prediction of 1°C (34°F), with a perceived temperature of -5°C (23°F) Continue reading “Weather Warning – Friday 26th November 2021”

Scarborough Council to Waste Money on Electric Vehicles

According to the Whitby Gazette website, Scarborough Borough Council apparently plans to convert more of it’s vehicles to expensive and hopeless electric things after councillors have been duped into going along with the “climate emergency” nonsense that’s a total scam (Whitby Gazette similarly blissfully ignorant).

To understand why this move is a waste of time, check out this video playlist exposing the nonsense…..

Lost Wallet + Other Items

One of the followers to the Whitby, North Yorkshire page on Facebook I run has contacted to ask if anyone has found a lost wallet + other personal items a non-Facebook user they’re friends with misplaced when visiting the Whitby area yesterday (Saturday 17th April 2021).


Update: Item found and returned……..