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Thought I'd try something different, it just looks such a nice wee place

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Sorry! Roger is correct, just another 'senior moment' Freudian Slip , the name always reminds me of the Coaling 'straithes' used for loading colliers
Jim
 

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At first glance I thought it may have been a Cornish village. It is a splendid image, expertly painted, which I am sure would appeal well to both residents and visitors alike.
regards, Donald
 

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I believe Capt. Cook spent some of his youth in Staithes before taking to the sea. I always smile when I see these little villages dotted around the British Isles. They look to me as though they have been rounded up and herded to the waters edge by some demented sheep dog, and they sit huddled there within arms length of each other for ever more.
 

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Great picture Vegaskip and just like the real thing (when the sun is out anyway!).

Captain Cook worked at a grocery shop owned by William Sanderson in Staithes . The story I heard was that Sanderson fixed young James Cook up with an apprenticeship with the ship owner John Walker in nearby Whitby and the rest is history.

John T.
 

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It is indeed a nice place and you have captured it very well vegaskip(Thumb). There was at one time an Artist's "Colony" based there and there are still a fair number of Painter's/Artist's in the surrounding area like LenTabner who exhibit's at Whitby. You need to get in early if you want to rent a cottage in the Summer when it oozes charm, in this weather best stay at home!!
 

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