Saturday 21 October 2023

Making hay while the sun shines

 Taking advantage of the colder but bright weather in mid-October, we had a busy few days.

With free National Trust tickets, first stop was Beningbrough Hall after finding their grounds were dog friendly.

Harvest time at Beningbrough with lots of tasting of fruit and drink

How the laundry was done back in the day

We then went to Scampston for lunch. If you haven’t visited the gardens laid out by Piet Oudolf, a leading light of the "New Perennial" movement who uses bold drifts of herbaceous perennials and grasses, it’s definitely worth going especially in June and JulyDogs are not allowed in the walled gardens, but there is plenty of parkland.

The view from the mound, a viewing point

And on to the Yorkshire Coast

Pembroke Gardens and The Spa, Bridlington

Bridlington Harbour at low tide

and a long, circular walk from Ulrome beach to Barmston Drain and back through the fields.

Bridlington's working harbour


What a difference a week makes! One week later Storm Babet arrives in the area with flooding and wind damage.  Carpe Diem!

“The sea is their grave but this Memorial sculpture is, in many ways, a headstone for the lost trawlermen”

I have always been impressed by the architecture in the centre of the maritime city of Hull, especially the old buildings with their carving...