After the most incredible stay at the luxury Scarborough Hotel, Ox Pasture Hall, we made our way to the little town itself for the day. Despite it being slightly overcast that morning, the views out across the bay were beautiful.
The low clouds were swept together amongst combinations of pale blues and greys and with the white sailing boats on the horizon it created a lovely, very peaceful atmosphere. The wind of Whitby the day before had died down and left behind it a state of calm. The yellows of the wet sand stretched out to meet the sea, forming the perfect seaside scene and as the clouds only broke in parts to let the light reach through onto the water. This created some gorgeous reflections and shadows.
Because it was low season, Scarborough as pretty empty. Brightly coloured boats and piles of lobster cages were everywhere to be scene and stood out against the pale grey backdrop. It was lovely to wonder along the sea front without the hustle and bustle of the seaside on a summer’s day.
When we reached the end of the pier, there was a path to climb up and walk alongside the beautiful castle walls. The view from up here was phenomenal! The collection of sailing boats slowly drifted along in the water and it was at this point that the sun decided to show it’s face meaning that little coves of blue began to appear.
The walk along the castle path was a great way to sea Scarborough from above and the great coast that stretched out before it. I would love to see the contrast in this little town during high season. I think it would be a very different experience completely, with lots more people and a lively atmosphere. I am so pleased I got to see Scarborough during the deserted month of December. It was magical to see how a place still continues to exist without the rush of people there to see it.
It was a brilliant way to end our weekend in Scarborough.