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This is Runswick Bay, a picturesque village on the East coast of North Yorkshire. It is about 15 minutes drive from my home, and just north of the more famous Whitby. It is accessed by a very steep bank. As you can see the cottages are built into the cliffs, and walking through the extremely narrow streets is a delight. (close up photos to follow). It has been a precarious existence for the inhabitants, as these cliffs are unstable; in the 17th century the entire village was washed away in a landslide. The present road down to the village is relatively new as the old one broke away (in my lifetime). It is hoped that the seawall built in 1970 will provide stability. Originally it was the home of fishermen and smugglers, but the main livelihood now is tourism. There is a Sailing Club with the clubhouse further along the beach.
I wanted to show this photo first for you to see the “overall picture”. I liked the people on the seats to add interest to the composition. I have no idea who they are.

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