Saturday, May 24, 2014


Scarborough Castle is built on a cliff between two bays. There are sheer drops to the sea and only a narrow landward approach up to the castle. Special construction viewing platforms on the battlements offered a panoramic view to the sea. Long before the castle was built the land fortress was favored by prehistoric settlers, and later house the Romans.
I found it interesting that the first settlements to Scarborough was about 800 B.C. I try to put things into terms I can relate to. 600 B.C. is when Lehi left Jerusalem which means the first settlement happened here 200 years before.  
This is looking out toward the North Sea. A church was built here and there are many graves. 

Looking back toward the castle. I had my hood on because it was misty and wet. 

I guess plants can grow anywhere here in England. Even right out of a brick wall.

These fellows are part of a re-enactment group which made the whole day worthwhile. 

I got us hot choc and a scone with clotted cream and jam. I thought the scone was going to be hard and dry. It turned out to be so moist and tasted so good. What is clotted cream? It looks a little like butter but tasted sweeter than butter. It taste like thick cream.Wikipedia says, "Clotted cream is a thick cream made by indirectly heating full-cream cow's milk using steam or a water bath and then leaving it in shallow pans to cool slowly. During this time, the cream content rises to the surface and forms "clots" or "clouts." It forms an essential part of a cream tea." It is so good!
We watch these games going on, on the field. There were four team of Red, Blue, Green and Yellow or Gold. Each team had a knight with a horse on his head. The object is to knock off the horse off the knight's head. I found it interesting and fun to watch. The Blue Northern team won, of course.

 Anne Bronte, novelist and poet  is buried here. 

 The drive back to Sheffield was breath taking after the rain. The cloud were low in the sky and very fluffy. 
 These flower bushes are everywhere. It is so different from the desert back in Arizona. 

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