Bridlington. Feb 17th, 2017


We decided to go to Bridlington!  Leeds was shrouded in the dullest of February weather, but there was the hint in the forecast of something a little better to the East, so to the East we went and, as the images indicate, found blue skies and sunshine which lasted most of the day – excellent!

We thought we’d been there before, but in fact realised that we hadn’t.  In some ways it seemed basically similar to other East Coast resorts that we have visited – Scarborough, Filey and Whitby for instance which though they each have unique characteristics, bear a distinct family relationship to each other.  There were certainly people around enjoying the day, but this was a winter’s day and not even “half term” for the local schools, so it wasn’t going to be crowded.  Many shops, amenities and “attractions” were closed along the front, but we found a perfectly good chippie that provided us with a good lunch for £6 each!

It’s still something of a fishing harbour with all the shore-side facilities that support “the fleet”, but maybe most of the boats were out on the water, or maybe there just not there anymore.  There’s a touch of “faded glory” about the place I felt, and maybe not quite the signs of resurgence that are evident in say Scarborough or Whitby.

We walked into the “Old Town” which was good to see, offering a different aspect to the town.  The Priory is imposing – standing almost protectively above a field of allotments and greenhouses.  There’s an influence of “Dads Army” around too, some of it having been filmed here.

A good visit – a good day – and a selection of images …….

 

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Brid, North Bay
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Brid: Harbour
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Brid: Harbour Steps
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Wind Farm
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Speed Boat Hire!
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Cobles
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Waiting for the Tide
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Trio
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Winter Sun
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Promenade
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Fair Ground
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Groyne
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Bridlington Priory
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The Bayle
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High Street, Old Town
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Snakes etc
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Memorabilia
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Market Place, Old Tower

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