I have always wanted to see puffins so we went over to Flamborough for a weekend.
We started at Flamborough Head with a visit to the Lighthouse there, where, I had recently discovered, a relative of mine had been a lighthouse keeper. It was really good to take the tour and I tried to rid myself of my fear of heights by going right to the top. The view, even in dull weather, was amazing.
At North Landing Flamborough it was a delight to find the exact spot where my grandmother Lily, her sisters, Mother Lizzie, and her father-in-law; my Great Great Grandfather, Joseph, had stood on the rocks under the cliffs in about 1916. We had a go at recreating the photo with me in their place.
We stayed at a lovely B&B in Filey. Its a tired little town but we did find a nice Italian to have a really good dinner.
In just a few hours we’ve had 8 adventures
– saw puffins for the first time
– lay flat on a high cliff edge to photograph puffins and pufflets
– saw my first 6 spot burnet moth
– watched a seal watching us from the sea
– found a black sea slug
– went to the very top of a lighthouse
– tiptoed over very slippy rocks on the sea shore under cliffs to take a special photo (more on that later)
– clambered into a sea cave where the rocks shone white and we then popped out the other end
(And it’s the 10th anniversary of the day we met)