I only caught wind the event was happening through my Twitter feed the day before….
Our visiting #TallShips will be entering #Whitby Harbour at 10:30 tomorrow morning to be greeted by over 450 local primary schoolchildren. Will you be joining us to give them a huge #Yorkshire welcome?@YorksCoastRadio @DiscoverCoast @Welcome2Yorks @ScarboroCouncil @SeaWhitby pic.twitter.com/eAnWJSELcd
— Cook 250 Whitby Festival (@Cook250whitby) July 5, 2018
I had a prior appointment in town that morning anyway that was timed to give me about 20minutes or less to get into position. I arrived at the top of the 199 Steps with seconds to spare, and after having being awake for about 22hours and being completely out of breath from climbing the steps, a pounded heartrate, feeling like I was going to puke and feeling the warm weather, these still images were the best I could come up with.
Cook250 is happening right now! To kick things off the students from @CC_Whitby and @EskdaleSchool have made their way into Whitby harbour onboard the Atyla! HMS Pickle also safely in Whitby!! @ScarboroCouncil @Welcome2Yorks pic.twitter.com/c2Yt1wmBwK
— Cook 250 Whitby Festival (@Cook250whitby) July 6, 2018
There’s also going to be some video footage coming later after I’ve had time to edit it properly and upload it.