North Yorkshire Day 5 – Sunrise at Saltwick Bay

08th May 2015


I motored over to Saltwick Bay for sunrise with a song in my heart and woolly hat on my head, as I wanted to get an early morning shot of that most ubiquitous of views from this part of the country, the Admiral Von Tromp.

In October of 1976, this fishing trawler ended up on the fearsome rocks of Saltwick Bay and came to a rather sticky end. Why it came aground is still a mystery, the only person who could say, was one of two crew members killed that day, and the only one at the wheel. Despite modern navigational equipment it ended up 90 degrees west of its course, with the subsequent investigation stating that even if the boat had been left to drift, it wouldn’t have been on such a heading, it had been, either through error, or worse, deliberately sailing in that direction.

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