Monday, April 23, 2012

Flamborough Head

I arrived at the pretty village Flamborogh at around teatime on Friday. There had been a few showers but the clouds were moving out to sea. With early evening sunshine casting a golden light, I couldn't resist the temptation of taking a couple of photos of the lighthouses before meeting the gang at the Grange Campsite.

The next morning we set off for the nearby seaside town of Filey. The bay is protected from the heavy seas of the north by a low rock headland called Filey Brigg. We set off to the 'Brigg End' to see what fun could be had there. As soon as we began playing in the swell among the rocks, the weather came in pelting us with heavy rain and hail.

This was our cue to head south across the bay towards the chalk cliffs of Speeton and Bempton. These cliffs rise to an imposing 135 metres vertically from the sea and play host to the largest mainland Gannet colony in Europe.

Following lunch some of us took in a little surfing before heading off around the most exposed part of this amazing headland.

Fom South Landing to Breil Nook the seas were heavy and confused with swell bouncing back off the vertical cliffs.

As we paddled on towards the most easterly point, the seas relented and we got excellent views of the lighthouse across Selwicks Bay leaving only a few more kilometres to our final destination of South Landing.

On Sunday there was little energy left for a big day out so we took a short trip from South Landing through sunshine and showers with the aim of having tea and biscuits at the beach cafe at Bridlington.

Many thanks to Ken Oliver and Fiona Dubber from 1st Wet and Wild for their hospitality and to the rest of the gang for their company.

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