2013-07-06 Flamborough Head

A near perfect day saw Rob Spaight and myself paddle around Flamborough Head to the Bempton Arch and back. With only the occassional wisp of wind and little or no swell, this was an epic trip.

Flamborough

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High Stacks

We set off from South Landing, having parked in the car park (pay and display) and trolley’ed our boats down the short hill to the sea. Having been in the car for a couple of hours travelling it was great to be on the water at last. For the first mile and a half, it wasn’t the most interesting paddle, but on rounding the Head, the cliffs and views start changing dramatically, with hundreds of caves and inlets, all having been hewn out of the rock, by the sea.

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Flamborough Head
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Lighthouse in Selwick’s Bay

As we rounded the Head, the bird life started to increase significantly

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Rafts of Guillemots and Razorbills
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Cave exploring

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Puffins were everywhere OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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As we approached Bempton Cliffs the birdlife was incredible, as was the smell!

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Gannets flying above the Bempton Arch

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This is the best way to see the birds at Bempton. But take a hat!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Even if we did open ourselves to a bit of target practice. We were the targets!

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Ships boiler

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North Landing

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA We stopped for a brew at North Landing on a fairly busy beach, before heading into the caves for a good explore. Eventually though, it was time to return back to South Landing. Rather than haul the boats back up the hill, Rob went and fetched the car and we loaded up in the small car  parking area at the bottom of the hill.

 

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