We chose to go on a cruise this weekend, to the feeding grounds of Gannets, magnificent birds which live on the cliffs at Bempton, near Flamborough, East Yorks .
1 We chose the UK for our cruise, as getting to Bridlington takes under 2 hours by train, with a picnic & views of the Humber Bridge, Beverly Minster & the Yorkshire Wolds en route.
2 We booked a fab Airbnb in Bridlington. #thepuffinhouse #excellentvalue
This was our base for the weekend, complete with full Bridlington breakfast cooked to order, great prep for a 3.5 hour cruise in the North Sea looking for seabirds.
Our vessel was The Yorkshire Belle, the cruise arranged by the RSPB.
The queues formed early on the Quay. Waiting for the Yorkshire Belle.
I rather fancied a cruise in this hipster vessel !!
We sailed out to sea, via the Flamborough cliffs and the Bempton gannetary. The brave & hardy RSPB staff at the back of our boat threw a disgustingly smelly mix of old fish called ” Chum” over the back of the boat, to lure a range of seabirds. The boat then sailed back near it &
3 We got to see an amazing list of seabirds.
Gannets, juvenile gannets, brown skuas, arctic skuas, fulmars, kittiwakes, manx shearwaters, black backed gulls, scooters, guillemots, shags, cormorants, arctic terns and we even saw a school of harbour porpoises.
After the cruise and a cup of tea we took a #beachtrek and walked 3 miles along the sand from Bridlington, south to Fraisthorpe beach, and The Cow Shed café . We got there just 10 minutes before last orders eeek ! Do check your times. I had avocado & courgette cake & latte. Mr P had a Cow Shed burger ( locally sourced) and crispy chunky chips. #recommended. They do soya lattes too.
4 Magnificent #bigskies and beach beauty. The remains of Hurricane Helene blew us along the beach #exhilarating . Next I ordered a chocolate wafer, a local #yorkshire speciality, always remembering to watch out for ….
So remember to get outdoors & live life to the full … you don’t have to travel far to find good food and beautiful seascapes.
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Best wishes Karen