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Whitby Pier | by Malajusted1
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Whitby Pier

Insomnia. So i'm wandering around Whitby in the wee hours. It's halloween and shops are full of masks and ghouls - there is an impending Goth weekend. These things usually frighten me... i'm not frightened.... maybe i'm a grown up now.


I climb the 199 steps to the church and then continue away from the streetlights, and then somehow i'm within the abbey grounds. I don't know how, it certainly wasn't intentional.

Now i'm scared- i'm thinking headless monks, Whitby's association with dracula, and worse.... the police and a criminal record for trespass.


I eventually got out by scaling a wall, and still feeling spooked... i rapidly descended the steps back to civilisation.

I found myself out on the pier for Sun rise- there were other people about, i wondered what they were doing out, they probably wondered about me. Maybe they too had insomnia.. we all got to see a beautiful sunrise.


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Taken on October 30, 2016