After a fantastic sunset, mentioned in my first post about Whitby, we were looking forward to our second day with a chance to explore further.
There is a saying, 'Red sky at night, Shepherds delight!' Unless they like constant rain for their crops this was not very truthful!
Armed with an umbrella, we set off to find somewhere with shelter and decided to go to Pannett Park and the museum.
As you enter there is a superb display of some of the fossils they have found in the area and carvings in the local Jet stone. The size of the fossils was impressive as was the amount of skill need to carve some of the intricate pieces of Jet. I wonder if skilled craftsmen like these still exist in this country. They would probably be produced by a machine now.
We then had a look around the art exhibition by local artists and paintings from the galleries own collection. It was interesting to see how the town and surrounding area had changed over the years .
We then decided to visit the cafe for a little refreshment. This proved to be a quaint little room decorated with an Alice in Wonderland theme serving homemade cakes and food which was greatly appreciated.
After a final look around the museum and gallery, which was now getting rather crowded as it was one of the few covered places out of the rain, we ventured back outside.
Although too wet to linger very long there were some interesting sculptures on view and it was a shame that we couldn't explore more as we were getting rather water logged.
Deciding to return to the hotel we did venture out again that evening to the pavilion to see a local dramatic group perform "Tom, Dick and Harry" which proved an enjoyable experience. It reminded us a little of Fawlty Towers, as the main male lead did a very good impression of John Cleese, although I'm not sure he meant too!
Braving the wind and rain blowing in off the sea we headed back wondering if the rain would ever stop.