Bluebells To Roseberry Topping
A beautiful spring scene of Roseberry Toppings Bluebells not far from Great Ayton in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Not far from here was the boy hood home of the worlds greatest and most famous explorer Captain Cook. Born in Marton near Middlesbrough James Cooks father got a job at Aireyholm Farm, James would have most likely helped his father on the farm and explored the moors and fields around Roseberry Topping. When he was older James headed for the coast and became an apprentice to a grocer, but while in staithes he fell in love with the sea, eventually moving to Whitby where he worked as a trainee in a ship company. Soon after James Cook Joined the Royal Navy taking part in the Seven Years War where he mapped the Saint Lawrence River entrance during the siege of Quebec. His excellent work was not unnoticed by the admiralty and in 1776 Captain James Cook was given his first commission on HMS Bark Endeavour. Over 3 great Voyages Captain Cook discovered much of the Southern Hemisphere for the British Empire.