National Geographic : 1933 Feb
NEWS FROM A SAILOR IN -A DISTANT PORT A stamp collector would welcome appointment as postmaster at Robin Hood's Bay, or any of the Yorkshire coast towns, for fully half the adult male population spends years at sea and writes home from strange ports. During a recent visit to New York the author encountered five men of his native Robin Hood's Bay, all from different ships. A TOUCH OFEDINBURGH INYORKSHIRE Cliff Lane, in Robin Hood's Bay, istypical ofthenarrow ways found also in Whitby and Staithes, that resemble the "closes" and "wynds" of the Scottish capital. The cobblestones often areworn assmooth asmosaic paving. Flights of steps inmany would bar theprogress ofvehicles, even if the ways were wide enough toadmit traffic.