Saturday, August 31, 2013
On Wednesday, I took a trip on the Yorkshire Belle along to the cliffs at Bempton that we had viewed the day before from above. The Gannets wheeled around the ship and I enjoyed capturing their flight antics. I like the subdued lighting and bland skies though this may not be to everyone's taste.
Friday, August 30, 2013
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Beautiful day at Bempton Cliffs where the Gannets still have young. There are 22,000 gannets there so plenty of opportunity to catch them in flight along with Fulmars and Herring Gulls. Also good to see a large flock of Tree Sparrows.
Scarborough Travelodge has the best position of any that we have visited over the years and, this time, we were very lucky with the room allocation having a sea view through two windows looking at slightly different angles - hence the kink in the stitched panorama. Facing East, the evenings give just the pastel colours at sunset while the morning presented us with a full sunrise. What more could you ask for - and the room was only £30 per night booked in advance!!
Monday, August 26, 2013
The heather moors in Wensleydale are in full bloom and smell wonderful. The Red Grouse appear to have had a good season and many have eluded the guns so far. The females have just the white ring around the eye while the males have the red patch and a much chunkier beak.