Good heavens David, that was quick. Another post so soon? Well I am in a good mood; my free tripod from Amateur Photographer magazine has arrived, and we just had a really nice weekend near Scarborough. During that weekend we did a little exploring around Flamborough Head, finding both North and South Landings.
At the head of the cliff leading down to the beach at North Landing is a fishing boat looking the worse for wear. As I have now moved away from the Adobe products, and I am editing in On1, I thought I might add a little texture layer, subtly though – this is a fishing boat not a circus.
The path down is quite steep, but thankfully there are steps alongside the concrete launching ramp, so the going is easy. The little bay that is North Landing is surrounded by limestone cliffs, similar to those found at Bempton, just a few miles away. Those cliffs are also home to puffins. Don’t get your hopes up – I was unaware of this and had not brought an appropriately long lens. Note to self – avoid words like appropriately (d’oh!) as the letter ‘p’ sticks on my keyboard… From the bay they provide boat trips for tourists, which come in and disgorge their customers at one of the most treacherous landing stages ever. It, and the surrounding rocks (no path), is covered with damp slippery seaweed which has to be negotiated to reach safety. Not ideal. Whilst we were there, and my better half was chilling on a boulder, one such boat came in at the end of its day. I was able to capture a few shots of it reversing into position to be collected by a tractor and dragged up the beach. No warning voice to say “this vehicle is reversing”, which was a disappointment. PLEASE click on the images to view them, as for some reason it looks like the link from 500 px is cropping the images square so it is not displaying correctly. Must look to see if there is a way around that.