First stop was Fermyn Woods to pay my respects to the Emperor.........
A bit further north to East Leake in Nottinghamshire to see the Bee Eaters that are nesting in an old quarry there.The views were frankly disappointing as the birds were quite distant.
The day dawned fair so Bempton was the choice.
Obviously its mostly about sea birds here and Gannets are taking over,about 12000 pairs are now nesting here.Kittiwakes,guillemots razorbills,puffins,fulmars,herring gull and shag all have their own little niches too.There are gannets of all ages to be seen and this helpful notice board is a good guide.
|LIFE ON THE LEDGE|
|BOAT TRIP OUT OF BRIDLINGTON.|
|PUFFIN, Theres a puffling in the hole.|
Filey is between Bempton and Scarborough so a quick visit to the town and Filey Brigg was made
The next day was spent in Whitby where we visited the abbey where Bram Stoker was inspired to write Dracula and did all the usual touristy things, walked along the pier,had haddock and chips in Hadleys, had a beer whilst listening to a busking trio called Fat Medicine by the bridge.
A visit to Whitby has to include a steam engine or two, from the North York Moors Railway.
Scarborough Castle,Anne Brontes grave and a long walk along the prom on the last day.Unfortunately I didn't take the camera in the afternoon when several adult Mediterranean gulls were bobbing about just offshore.
|SCARBOROUGH FROM THE CASTLE|
|WHATS LEFT OF THE KEEP|
|NORTHERN MARSH ORCHID The castle grounds are really impressive for flowers and butterflies.|
You will be pleased to know my aunty in Leeds was pleased to see me on Sunday morning.