Knowing that we would be leaving Alfie in Bessie this evening we wanted to find some beach so he could wear himself out!

We are staying at Burstwick, just east of Hull and drove up the coast from here. I remembered that my father’s brother, Jim, used to be a coast guard at Easington so this seemed a good excuse to visit.  The cliffs are eroding in the area but we found a handy parking place and there was a short slope down to the beach.  In the far distance was a windfarm and a gas rig platform.

gas rig

The beach still has the remnants of concrete blocks designed to stop WW2 invasion forces, particularly tanks…


Alfie found them fascinating!



We found a wonderful block of Coastguard Cottages, apparently built in 1905.  No 1 has an interesting lookout on the corner.  Was this where my uncle lived?


It lies opposite the impressive All Saints Church…


We took the road out to Spurn Head, a wild and barren area.  It is a notable bird watching place but is a long, long walk!  We contented ourselves with driving as far as we could and taking some odd photos:


What was this man digging for way out in the water?


There were flocks of redshanks flying in


I can’t find this plant – any ideas Dorothy?

Something unusual – Roe Deer!


Double ended?

We returned to our campsite, changed and set off to Hull, giving plenty of time to reach the Hull Truck Theatre where we had a really tasty meal before watching the excellent touring production of Not About Heroes by Flying Bridge Theatre Company.  The two actors playing Wilfrid Owen and Siegfried Sassoon sustained this two-hander from start to finish. Affecting and outstanding.  Shame the theatre was only about a third full.  It was the reason we had come to Hull.  The actual theatre is a great place.


All in all an interesting day!