I was going through some old photographs one evening and came across a folder containing shots from our last trip to Staithes in North Yorkshire . I’ve attached a link http://bit.ly/g8PmEx for those who aren’t familiar with this small North Yorkshire fishing village (which will be most of you). Extremely picturesque, it clings to the shore via an almost vertical road. Steeped in history and with a population of around 800, the village is often referred to as ‘Cook’s Village’, as Captain James Cook once lived and worked in the village. A popular tourist spot, the village was made even more famous by a group of artists known as the ‘Staithes Group’, (there work fetching thousands of pounds today). Following my recent nautical theme, I tried to draw and paint some of the images, but I’ve found their curves and as Barry Coombs described ‘cut melon like shapes’ difficult to master. Even so, there’s fun to be had in this subject. I have some catching up to do on friends’ posts and thank all of you who take the time and effort to leave such encouraging comments.