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Harbour Wall

23 Jan

I was going to call this something like ‘next stop Hamburg’ since if you keep going East over that horizon you’ll end up close to that place but then I guess no-one or very few from Hamburg these days thinks ‘heh if go that-a-way I’ll end up in Bridlington’ well at least not for the past seventy five years or so… This was taken in October when by rights it should have been posted then but though the body was willing the spirit was weak … Besser spät als nie as they might say over yonder …

The City Daily Photo theme for January was ‘Photo of the Year‘; it’s not too late to go have a look.

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Audrey’s x 2

22 Jan

Serving battered fried fish and chips must be a lucrative business as Audrey’s in Bridlington seems to have doubled in size since I last noticed …

Lifeboats and Water Works

17 Oct

A few yards further along from the Spa is this new-to-me lifeboat station which with its white curves and windows pays a passing homage to the art deco-ish Spa. However a few yards further brings us to this piece that seems to be a relic of Rommel’s Atlantikwall, I believe it’s something to do with the sewage out fall pipe they were putting in a while back. It does make for a fine vantage point if you clamber up the top of it, and from there, of course, you can’t see it; so win-win. 

If you’re wondering why the RNLI needed a new station it’s because the old one (below) was a) not even close to the beach and b) it was across the road and traffic had to be held up and so on whenever there was a call out.

Huis-clos

17 Oct

A trip round the bay

11 May

Though Pirates grow old
And their beards go grey
It’s never too cold
For a trip round the bay.

OK I’ll give up the doggerel and stick to the day job…

Mad Dogs and Englishmen

25 Apr

…In Rangoon the heat of noon
Is just what the natives shun …

I write this as snow and hail are gently falling like a flensing knife on bare flesh to the merry accompaniment of thunder and lightning. It must therefore be April and springtime.
This crazy muttkin took a fancy to me and jumped in my bag some time so long ago in the warm hazy days of winter.

Questions, questions

21 Apr

By the harbour side and no doubt as part of some tourist trail or other these two figures appear demanding answers. I’ll start with the guy in the Arab head dress, T E Lawrence (of Arabia). It seems that after ruining the Middle East in WW1 he served in the RAF near Bridlington supervising the armour plating of power boats for target practice. I guess he was tired of all the heat and the camels. The other guy, well, that is Captain John Paul Jones of the Continental Navy. During what would nowadays be called ‘hard Amexit’ or some such aka the American War of Independence he took a small fleet across the pond and proceeded to cause a bit of mayhem in British waters. The Battle of Flamborough Head of 1779 rarely gets a mention these days especially now that the UK and US have a ‘special relationship’ and more especially since the British Royal Navy lost to a bunch of colonials so least said soonest mended.