Sunday, 12 October 2014

The coastline of Yorkshire.

Hiya, welcome back for part two of a day out in Bridlington. After a very enjoyable walk round Sewerby gardens, I decided to walk along the cliff top to the town. There is a train turn around on the edge of the estate, and there happened to be a train about to depart. After a quick word with the driver I decided to carry on walking as it was a lovely warm day, and maybe get the train back. They run quite frequently so no need to make a note of the times, in any case if I missed a train I could easily walk the one and a half miles back. A quick photo opportunity before we set off. 
The tarmac path runs close to the edge, and the views towards the chalky cliffs of Flamborough Head are quite dramatic. The beach at this point is very pebbly, not like the soft sand on the north shore.

The cliff top is mostly a wide expanse of cut grass. There were lots of people about with dogs, and buggy's. I stood for a few minutes to watch this man unpack his hang glider, then battle with it as he checked the wind speed. I was quite interested to see him take a running jump and throw himself off the edge. Is he ready to go?

No not yet, it came crashing down, several times.

He looks as if he is about to take the plunge, here's the train passing. 
No, not quite ready yet, then the cavalry arrived. Two of his buddies dropped their parachutes to the ground to assist. I waited, and waited, nope, not going, he removed his harness. At this point I gave up and carried on walking. Might see them on the way back. (Note added.....they were gone. The weather changed, and the wind had dropped).

Here is another view of Flamborough Head, a bit further down the coast. You can see the long footpath which stretches from the Hall to the town. There are lots of benches to sit down on and take in the lovely sea view. 
There are signs indicating where you can pick up the train. Both trains are running today.


Had to take a picture of this lovely little Morris pick up. The man jumped out and seemed to be in a hurry, I wanted to ask questions. He said it is a 1959, so, fiftyfive years old. Not sure if it is a conversion from a car, looks like it could be. No fancy interior, pretty much original. He even left the key in the ignition while he went on the beach to retrieve his small boat. 
It was a lovely walk to the town, but when I got there I didn't linger, lots of people about. The funfair was busy, flashing lights, lots of noise, and the smell of fish and chips and donuts. I saw someone standing on the train platform and decided to wait. Sure enough a train came along a few minutes later. I didn't know how I was going to get the buggy on board, but needn't have worried, the driver came to the back and lowered the ramp for us to get on. Perfect, in a five minutes we were back at the Hall.

It was half past four when we got back to the car. As we weren't far from Flamborough I thought we would go and have a look. I have been to North Landing before, so this time I followed the signs for South Landing. The road comes to a dead end for motor vehicles, the only ones allowed any further are those belonging to the staff that man the lifeguard station, and other emergency service vehicles.

It's a very steep walk down the tarmac road to the waters edge. Not much sand here, mainly white chalky stones of all sizes, washed smooth by the constant waves lapping over them. Quite difficult to walk over. I knew Rocky would be itching to get in the water, so I carried him  to the edge. He enjoyed his paddle. The light was now beginning to fade, black clouds were looming threateningly overhead, time to head home. It wasn't long before the heavens opened and lashings of rain came down. phew, that was lucky, we made it back to the car.

It was gone 7pm when we got back, then it was a mad frenzy to get everybody fed, Of course I had to wait till last, as usual. It was a lovely day out, glad I made the most of the fine weather.

Today it started off foggy, and is only just clearing at 2pm. Sewing for the rest of the day I think.
Enjoy what is left of your Sunday. Toodle pip

20 comments:

  1. Thanks for the pictures. When I was a kid we used to camp in Filey and I remember this walk well. I am glad to see not much has changed in 55 years.

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  2. this is my favourite part of the country we holiday on the Yorkshire caost usually once a year , strawberry fields boot sale is great too xx

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  3. What a 'grand day out'. Was it a rocky road for Rocky?!
    xx

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  4. It's all new to me and I thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Many thanks for taking the time to take us with you on your travels.
    Granny G xx

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  5. fantastic views, great photos! Thanks Ilona, I really enjoyed seeing your day out with Rocky, he is such a sweetheart.

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  6. Beautiful as always. Thanks for taking us along.

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  7. Hi Jean from Canada. Can you email me please. I can't find your email address on your blogs. Mine is on the sidebar. Thanks.

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  8. another fabulous day, thanks for sharing!

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  9. darling little Rocky.......was he worn out with sea air & his paddle ? bless his heart

    Metta

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  10. What a grand day out, awww I so love seeing photos of Rocky♥ Linda xx

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  11. Great photos. Looks like both you and rocky had a great time.

    X x

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  12. A lovely story and lots of great photo's. I live in Hull and a few months ago we also got one of those land trains. It starts from Queen Victoria Square and ends at The Deep. My daughter said it costs £4 a round trip, which seems a lot to me as it's not a long ride. I was wondering how much your single ride cost from Bridlington to Sewerby and was it cheaper for a return ticket?

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    1. Hi Lesley. I couldn't see a list of fare's anywhere. When I got on I asked the driver how much, and he said pay at the end. On arrival everyone got off and he lowered the ramp, I asked again how much and he said £2. I wonder if he just made that up. It wasn't a very long journey but it was fun while it lasted, and in the grand scheme of things it wasn't an expensive day out apart from the petrol to get there.

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  13. Oh you've been back to "God's Country" again ! Such memories, though no train there in my day. Would you believe that I have an abalone shell on my side board (I got it from Catalina Island, 30 miles across the channel from Long Beach) but in it are about 50 or more of those white smooth pebbles from South Landing that you mentioned. I sat there on the beach one day when we were back visiting once and picked out as many tiny white ones as I could find and brought them back with me. Imagine, Flamborough pebbles six thousand miles away!

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    1. Amazing Chris. Some of those pebbles were massive, bigger than my foot, like stepping stones. The small ones probably get buried underneath as they fall through the gaps.

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  14. P.S. Next time you visit, go to the Lighthouse. That's where we lived. There are caves and you might even see a Puffin or two.
    ChrisJ

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  15. What a wonderful day out, with sun, fresh air, amazing sites and views, and excellent, loving company.

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  16. What a lovely day and the beautiful Rocky, my little one loves his paddle in the water too

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  17. The Morris minor pick-up is great, the pick up bit would have been made of metal originally. I think i've got a picture of a morris pickup made into a mini artic.
    Dave.

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