Brid to Scarborough

Bridlington was suprisingly entertaining.  Walk up from the harbout to the oldtown and it changes character from the kiss me quick.. gobble the chips... sort o of place to a much more traditional English town.

Once the tide picked up the boat we left the harbour at about 11.00. Scar is a hard four  hours sail.... or a leisurely hour one. I stucj to the shore closely as possible because I wanted to film the birds under Flamborough and Bempton


For once the crab pot markers were very useful as they showed where the water was deep and freeof obstructions


we anchoreed in Nortth Landing for a while - it is a tiny inlet right on the head. Jill went for a swim among the chalk natural chalk sculptures and in the crystal clear water. We also caught a pretty good sized mackeral which was cooked in the cockpit.


We are now in Scarborough on a finger berth at £21 a night. A day exploring on foot before heading for Whitby on Saturday.




Bridlington was a great place for a stopover - £20 for three nights



It was perfect weather for a close encounter with Flamborough Head. We could get right in tight under the cliffs with the Gannets wheeling overhead

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At Northlanding they haul the work boats right up on the shore


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And so to Scarborough - noisy buy quaint

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They hang their bics on the wall and keep their yachts in floating cradles



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11 Responses to “Brid to Scarborough”

  1. 2 August, 2013 at 9:50 amPaul Rogers says:

    Glad to see you are enjoying your northern summer.
    It looks a bit desolate from there north to Edinbrugh.. Have a good time.

  2. 2 August, 2013 at 1:26 pmdylan winter says:

    looks great to me

    Whitby… Tees….tyne… Farnes….Lindisfarne …. so many great little nooks and corners to explore

    it seems that I like the places other people ignore


  3. 2 August, 2013 at 8:02 pmapplescruffs says:

    Just looking at these pictures makes me realise just how far you’ve come, in many ways……..

    The landscape is changing dramatically… many new places to see……it feels like the journey is really underway now.

  4. 3 August, 2013 at 3:23 pmNigel Simms says:

    Enjoy your blogs
    Your heading for the most buitiful coast. if you can get in Alnmouth is a lovely place and Holy Island is always worth a stop
    Enjoy whats left of the summer not looking to good here in the dales
    Fair winds

  5. 3 August, 2013 at 8:15 pmStephen Cook says:

    Nice to see you leaving Scarborough today, I was the guy waving you off at the end of the pier. I then saw you coming under the swing bridge at Whitby early evening. Our coastline is a cracking place to sail or just visit. I am sailing Holy Island from the Tees in September, If you need a safe haven try Sunderland , Blyth or Amble on your way there. I will get to check out your blogs as time allows.
    Wishing you calm seas and fair winds.

  6. 3 August, 2013 at 9:43 pmRoy Clare says:

    Whitby is a favourite.
    You’ll love St Mary’s Church – so many seafaring memorials – and Captain Cook Memorial Museum: a familiar story, beautifully interpreted – ask after the Chairman of Trustees (formerly the Director) Dr Sophie Forgan, an old friend since our then 13 years-old younger daughter paid her museum the ultimate teen-age compliment: stayed inside more than an hour and emerged saying “… it was all right …”.
    I love Yorkshire and the north east generally – under-rated by many, but never disappoints me.

  7. 3 August, 2013 at 10:11 pmdylan winter says:

    cheers Steve…in Scarborough I met a bloke who had sailed around the Uk twice. He was heading south. He said he was abut to start the boring bit between scar and lowestoft. That entertained me for three years. There are so many harbours to visit along this coast

    sadly missed robin hodd,s bay today. Too windy


  8. 3 August, 2013 at 10:12 pmdylan winter says:

    it has been very windy today – but a broad reach so lovely.. boat really shifting along

  9. 3 August, 2013 at 10:14 pmdylan winter says:

    we have sunday here

    Monday going back to pick up the car by train and bus… then jill is going home tuesday and I will be sailing alone for a while. It will be rather odd

  10. 6 August, 2013 at 11:47 amChris Potter says:


    On your way North from Whitby try to look into Runswick Bay “Yorkshire’s best kept secret”!

  11. 7 August, 2013 at 7:44 amthor says:

    Three cheers for Jill for sharing your adventures with you. My wife goes with me often and enjoys my company, not all blokes are so lucky. I will be sending Jill a christmas card.

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