Friday, 28 December 2012

Cobwebs blown away at Spurn Point

Looking south to Spurn Point on the estuaryside
We had a post Christmas walk to blow the cobwebs away at Spurn. This example of a "Spit" is a wild and desolate place in stormy weather as it was when we visited. Abandoned Military and beach management structures make for interesting viewing after they've been battered by the sea for decades. Spurn is owned by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and is a National Nature Reserve - http://www.ywt.org.uk/reserves/spurn-national-nature-reserve.





Debris from abandoned coastal defences
The end of the spit known as Spurn Point is home to a lifeboat station, the operating base for the Humber Pilots and to Vessel Traffic Services who manage shipping in the Humber Estuary and it's approaches. This collection of essential services mean that a route is kept open to the point despite the best endeavours of the sea to breach the Spit. At it's narrowest the spit is not much more than 10 metres wide. This 8 mile walk certainly blew the cobwebs away and helped walk off some the Christmas excess.

Choppy Seas

Beach Debris

Groynes on Parade

Weathered by time and tide

All lined up

Through the keyhole 

Blowing sand

Washed up tyre


Washed up crab pot

Spurn Lighthouse


Open sandy beaches

Pilots heading home

Blowing sand

Always ready


Monday, 24 December 2012

Sunday, 23 December 2012

A new year's resolution and 2012 photo's

It's been a busy year with plenty to do and my blog has been neglected but I'm going to be back blogging more regularly in the new year. 

In the meantime, here's a selection of some of the photographs I've taken this year.


Burnby Hall Gardens at Pocklington

Yorkshire Wolds' Sunset

West Beck at Wansford

Yorkshire Wolds' Sunset

Bridlington South Bay

Stump painted by Hockney and labelled "Totem" - now destroyed by vandals 

Sunset near Kilham


My favourite tree near Bracken

A skein of Geese

Yorkshire Wolds' Sunset

Fungus

Late evening at Hornsea

Woodland scene

Stump