Is it time for another lighthouse? Flamborough Head's position protruding into the North Sea makes it a natural location for providing guidance to passing shipping and transmitting messages along the coast, so the site may have been in use this way for nearly 2000 years. Some masonry that could have been part of a Roman … Continue reading Getting Noticed
My East Yorkshire adventure continues... After a good night's sleep in Beverley it was time for a very scenic journey north and east until I reached the coast and my next objective; Flamborough Head. Courtesy of Vera Lynn and decades of subsequent WWII nostalgia, most people associate English white cliffs with one particular location, but … Continue reading Headonist
Can I confess something to you? You might already suspect as much but I think I'm gradually becoming aware of a problem. I'm taking too many photographs. The combination of intellectual challenge in planning an image, the excitement of loading my results for viewing onto a larger screen and then the satisfaction of having produced … Continue reading Addiction? Affliction? Or Going With The Flow?
There are peninsulas and there are peninsulas. The narrowness of the fragile spit that links Spurn Head to the mainland means it is easy to stand with water visible on either side of you. Proceed south and the Head itself is more substantial, but climb to one of the highpoints and you now have a … Continue reading As far as the eye can. Sea.
Spurn Head Spit may now be significant as a natural habitat, but this sliver of shifting clay has military value too. The Humber gives access to a number of major docks (though even in total they handle but a fraction of the traffic seen on the Thames) and so for an invading force coming by … Continue reading Fort & Folly
Emerging from my car when I parked near the end of the road to Spurn Head, I was accosted by a cheery soul who had just left his at the same time. "Have you seen it yet?" he asked. "Or heard it?" I looked puzzled for a moment and listened. There was nothing but birdsong … Continue reading Life At World’s End
What is the difference between passion and obsession? The argument is a subjective one and people I've been in relationships with have taken both sides in describing my love of photography and my drive to blog about it. I ask the question having spent a weekend exploring the coastline of East Yorkshire; exploring with an … Continue reading Travelling Hopefully