Runswick Bay

Our first trip out was to the beautiful coastal villages of Runswick Bay and Staithes. Many of these pictures of Runswick Bay were taken from the alleyways between the houses built into the cliff.

Hull

It’s worth an overnight stay in Hull if only to walk the splendid old-town streets and visit the art gallery. Our hotel, a Premier Inn, is quite basic, as you would expect, but it’s just fine. It’s on the edge of a trading estate so no great views, but it’s just a minute’s walk from the old-town.

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Views of and from Fowey (pronounced “Foy”), Cornwall

I’m a little disappointed with my Fowey pictures. I took too few of the town itself and of the winding streets and alleys. Fowey is a lovely, small Cornish town at the bottom of a steep hill. The shops, pubs and cafes are wrapped around the winding, narrow roads. There is a small bookshop, selling antiquarian and local books but also some general novels. Fowey is small – but just the right size!

Our holiday cottage was a barely 5 minutes walk to the town, though it took a little longer on the way back up the steep hill. The many views from Fowey are of across the estuary to the small town of Polruan.

We had a fabulous 5 nights in Fowey. It was warm and sunny /cloudy apart from one day when it drizzled all day.

Fowey getting dark


Fowey and across to Polruan


Where is Fowey?


Portwrinkle, on the way to our Cornwall cottage

On the way to our Cornwall cottage we made a diversion to Portwrinkle, a small, coastal Cornish village just beyond Plymouth. As a child, my wife had several holidays in the area and we have re-visited the village a couple of times.

There’s not much there apart from a hotel and golf course, and of course the magnificent scenery.

View from our holiday apartment

Our Scarborough holiday apartment was on a corner and had large floor-to-ceiling windows looking out in two directions. Although there wasn’t much of a view, the light flooded in, and it took a couple of night’s sleep to adjust to such brightness at 4 in the morning! Here are some images looking out through the windows.

Misty Filey

Filey is a small and pleasant seaside resort on the North Yorkshire coast. On this visit it was misty, and the amazing Filey Brigg was invisible (picture on right).

We were puzzled as to why the Punch and Judy man was setting up his theatre on such a dreadful day (picture on left). He was surely the epitome of optimism!

Stunning Robin Hood’s Bay

We’ve been to Robin Hood’s Bay many times. It’s a beautiful old fishing village on the North Yorkshire coast, and when the weather is fine, as it was on this visit, it’s a wonderful place to visit. There is a notoriously steep hill that must be walked to get from the top of the village to the bottom, and back again!

And here is an experimental image I like to throw in occasionally.

Berlin

Some images from a wonderful weekend in a hot and sunny Berlin. It’s a relaxing, manageable city, with big buildings, big spaces and a gorgeous park. A youthful population, a fantastic mix of crisscrossing transport, and a million and one cafés and restaurants, make for a wonderfully, bustling city.

I always like to include a couple of highly processed images!
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