Tuesday, 30 August 2011
A coastal walk
Yesterday was August Bank Holiday here in England so we took the train to Scarborough on the East coast. Scarborough was Britain's first seaside resort.
We decided to walk the coastal path from Scarborough to Filey (about eight miles) and the weather was perfect for it.
We started off at the harbour
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Traditional donkey rides on the beach, with Scarborough castle up on the hill behind. It was quite cool but some people were enjoying playing on the sand.
As we walked past the Spa, the orchestra were just finishing playing in the openair sun area.
This is looking back from the end of the beach, with the Spa buildings on the left and the Grand Hotel in the centre.
At one point we had to make a small detour when this cow was on the path. We couldn't see how it had got out of the field where the rest of the herd were and it was only narrow between the fence and the cliff edge, so we didn't want to send it over!
When we got to this point we could see Filey ahead
and Scarborough looking back in the far distance
The tide's in at Filey, splashing up against the sea wall
Of course we had to go in the arcades with our 2p coins
After having some chips, we caught the train home from Filey.