Whitby from Sandsend
The tide was falling as we walked from Sandsend
to Whitby along the beach but, after all the
rain we've had, the stream we'd normally hop across was a bit
too wide, so we headed off up the slope and followed the road
around the golf course. It was grey, cool and lashing with rain
most of the time but it was great to get out on the beach again
with wind in our faces and the waves breaking and swishing on
cormorant flew along offshore while a pair of
herring gulls on the cliff top turf near the
theatre appeared to have chosen a conspicuous nest site.
We browsed around some of the art galleries on Church
Street (as well as Knitter's Paradise in the Wesley Hall, where
I sat and drew while Barbara checked out the yarns).
Utopia, in an indoor market leading off the little
market square, features the 3D landscapes of John Rhodes.
'People seem to think that the computer does all
the work in 3D art,' he says. I've dabbled in 3D landscapes myself
and I can confirm that isn't the case.
His Metallic Spiral reminds me of the ammonite
fossils, covered in fool's gold, which you can find on the beach
Richard Bell, email@example.com