This was our first time away since the pandemic began, visiting old haunts on the Yorkshire coast whilst being cautious with social distancing. Scarborough was heaving, perhaps with all those people who would normally have gone to warmer countries at this time of year.
Filey is well worth a visit for its unspoilt sea-front and glorious sands and for its outstanding feature, the Brigg, a long narrow peninsula jutting into the North Sea. When the tide is out the nimble-footed can walk onto the rocks.
Here are the highlights of a day trip to Bridlington. Sandwiched between the North and South Bays are the fairground and the town, where it’s best to block your ears and close your eyes.
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.
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!
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!