Monday, 16 July 2012

From Flamborough with love

So you might have recognised that we visited Flamborough on our glorious East Yorkshire coast.  I decided to go to Flamborough so that I could take photographs for my bloggy pal Chris who moved from here in the early 1960's and now lives in sunny California.  I can't remember if I found Chris, or if she found me, but she has left me some lovely comments and sent me some gorgeous fabrics when she visited Hawaii.  

I know that she is often homesick for Flamborough though, and I can totally see why.  Flamborough sits like a great white whale in the sea.  It is a huge limestone headland and the erosion of this headland makes for some gorgeous and very interesting bays.
It is jaw droppingly beautiful.
At Thornwick Bay, we spotted the cafe where my sister had recomended the Crab salads.

You can see the crab pots out in the bay - you know that this is fresh crab!
And guess what - in the cafe, they had an article written by Chris.  The last paragraph of Chris's piece brought a tear to my eye.  Hubby wondered what was wrong with me - I'd only gone looking for mayo!  What a small world it is indeed. (Click to see the full article)
The colour of the sea was amazing.  

We had a great time wandering along the cliff tops and scambling down the paths into each little cove.





The bird watching around these parts is off the scale.  There are hundreds of different species.
And especially for Chris, here is the lighthouse where he first told you he had fallen in love with you.  I'm all for as much romance as possible.  You can't beat a true love story. xxxxxxx
I hope you enjoyed my visit Chris.  I took you in my heart and I thought about you every bit of the day.

28 comments:

Jill said...

I'm all for a good romance too. I've never visited Flamborough, but it looks like I should definitely add it to my 'places to visit' list, as it looks beautiful.
x

Louise said...

This is a beautiful post! I've been to that lighthouse but we didn't have time to explore the beaches - must do so next time, it looks wonderful! I'm sure Chris will love seeing these photos and how great to find that article!

Twiggy said...

I blimmin love Playas de las Flamboros - as we call it at Twiggy Towers. We are having our hols on the Yorkshire Coast this year and will certainly spend some time there - great photos
Twiggy x

VintageVicki said...

I think we need to add there to our to visit list for our trip - looks stunning - hope when we visit the weather is as gorgeous :)

Down by the sea said...

I loved your post about Flamborough Head, just what I love looking at pictures of the sea. It does look a special place.
I'm sure Chris will be delighted when she reads it too, such a lovely article in the cafe too.
Sarah x

Jan said...

What a lovely part of the world. It's lovely to see pictures with blue skies too! Jx

Lisa said...

Oh my! Just look at that zingy blue sky, it is so beautiful, why have I never heard of this place before. Stunning, I bet Chris will be thrilled when she reads this.
Lisa x

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

You would make a fantastic tourist guide. All the places that I visit with you I really feel as if I have been there with you in real time. Have a good week. T'other Diane

Becky said...

That is beautiful, definitely on my list of places to visit x

Lyn said...

That's a lovely post Diane. Shan and I went to the East of Yorkshire on a girly weekend a few years ago and now I want to take Olly along!
xxx

Young at Heart said...

gorgeous pictures I do love the Yorkshire coast.... and I love the look of the fresh crab too!!!x

Anonymous said...

A lovely page! We really enjoyed reading it. @FlamboroughUK

Faye said...

the photos are amazing, it looks so sunny and lovely - I am very jealous! x

greenthumb said...

Such a wonderful part of the world, looks like you had a great day out. Love the look of your lunch.

diane b said...

What a beautiful place. I can see why Chris would be homesick. The crab salad would get me there any day. You are tops for doing this post for Chris and I can remember when you did the same for me in Newmillar Dam. Your photos are terriffic.

ChrisJ said...

Thank you so much Diane for making my day and probably my week. You can see why Kay and I love Flamborough so much. We used to live just the other side of the bay at the lighthouse.The house is no longer there. It belonged to the golf club of which my father was the manager.

Mmm! Yummy fresh crab salad! It seems such a luxury now but the fishermen often supplied us with extra crabs. Incidentally I had no idea the folks at the restaurant had even seen my article, never mind posting it. How nice of them! I think I should go over and autograph it for them!! It was an article I did for the Bridlington newspaper -- The Bridlington Free Press. So glad the weather was good for you. Flamborough is one of Yorkshire's best kept secrets and Yorkshire has plenty of other beauty spots.

So nice to you to do this :) :) :)

Diane said...

Chris, It was my absolute pleasure. xxxx

kaybee said...

I'm ChrisJ's sister. Thank you so much for making BOTH of us so very happy, Diane! Your photos are stunning and bring back so many memories. I went back there with Chris after 50 years of being gone from Flamboro Head - it was a very nostalgic and wonderful time. But unfortunately, the cafe was closed when we were there - so yes, we do need to go again soon, so that we can have the crab salad, and so my sister can autograph her article. What a wonderful surprise for her to see that the article is posted in the cafe. By the time she has left this world she will have left a legacy all over the headland! Thanks so much, again!

A garden just outside Venice said...

Wow!!!! Amazing place!
xxxx

**Anne** said...

Your photos are just spectacular. Thank you so much for sharing.
Anne xx

Jo said...

It's a few years now since we last visited Flamborough, we often visit the coast but miss out on Flamborough, I'll have to remedy that. The crab salad looks delicious.

Toffeeapple said...

Well now, this post has brought a tear to my eye; what a lovely story.

Sandra said...

Thank you for visiting reflectionsandnature ! I love your coastal shots. Have a wonderful time in Cornwall! Sandra

Rosie said...

Weren't you lucky with the weather? The sea and sky are so blue and the light is wonderful - so different from all the grey days we have been seeing recently. I can see from her comment that Chris was thrilled with your thinking of her when you visited her favourite place:)

Lx @ Twelve said...

You are so flippin lovely!
Never been, but will add to my list of places I'd like to go...

Lx

Little Blue Mouse said...

Well fancy Chris's article being in the cafe, AND she didn't know!

Wonderful photos!

Jackie, Erik, Jake, Drew said...

Fantastic pictures, love the colours and stunning coastline. Your story even bought a tear to my eye, gosh I'm a whimp when it comes to love stories! You should write a book Diane! xx

Mike said...

I wish I could see the beauty first hand. I love spending time in nature or in places that are beautiful.