The Beaches of Flamborough Head – Guide

The Beaches of Flamborough Head – Guide

The coastline around Flamborough Head boasts stunning chalk cliffs, magical coves with rock pools, caves, sea stacks and archways, as well as pebble and sand beaches. The chalk here is millions of years old. It was laid down when dinosaurs were still wandering the earth. At the southern end of the cliffs lies Bridlington and at the northern limit Bempton’s famous RSPB reserve. At Bempton, the 400-foot high chalk cliffs provide nesting sites for large…

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Whitby – Guide

Whitby – Guide

Introduction I really like Whitby, it’s a fantastic place, dog-friendly nearly everywhere, and with lots of things to see and do. Whatever time of year you visit, Whitby is always busy. Unlike a lot of seaside resorts, there is no end of season in Whitby. The former fishing town is very photogenic and has a dramatic coastline, long stretches of sandy beach and a quaint harbour. The town splits into two distinct halves, bisected by the tidal…

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The Yorkshire Arboretum, North Yorkshire

The Yorkshire Arboretum, North Yorkshire

I used to be a frequent traveller through the Castle Howard estate, I lived nearby. I must have passed this site hundreds of times without really giving it a lot of thought. What a gem I had been missing. Truth is I probably wasn’t sure what an arboretum was either! An arboretum is simply a botanical collection which is made up of trees. Generally, it is intended to be a place for scientific study. Just…

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Taal Volcano and Lake – Travel Guide

Taal Volcano and Lake – Travel Guide

Taal is the smallest volcano in the world, it’s just 311 meters tall. It is also one of the most dangerous active volcanoes. Only a short distance from Manila (55 kilometres), the Taal Volcano has erupted 30 times since the 16th century, killing over 5,000 people. Volcano Island, an island near the middle of Taal Lake is where the eruptions have taken place. The Taal Caldera, formed by prehistoric eruptions thousands of years ago, is…

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Filey Beach – new photos (Huawei P30 Pro)

Filey Beach – new photos (Huawei P30 Pro)

If like me you like to photograph your travels and walks, you have possibly considered using an SLR camera versus using a mobile phone. Many of the photos in this blog have been shot with a Nikon SLR camera. For years, I have put up with carrying a bag full of equipment in order to get decent quality images. However, I have been considering buying the Huawei P30 Pro mobile phone for some time. I…

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