Mick's been on holiday this past week, we've had some lovely days out. We've been to the coast a few times just recently but with the weather being so nice again we decided another visit was in order. It's Scarborough we usually choose when visiting the seaside but this time we decided on Bridlington, or Brid as it's affectionately known, about eighteen miles south of Scarborough, so that was our destination on Tuesday.
A dog ban is in place on many beaches around the UK, they usually run from the 1st of May to the end of September, and Bridlington is no different. There's usually somewhere on the beach where dogs are allowed though and at Bridlington it's only the main section of the beach which is out of bounds to dogs. This is the south beach which runs right the way to Fraisthorpe and beyond. It was lovely and quiet, just a few dog walkers about.
Although it was sunny, there was a keen wind down on the beach. It wasn't a cold wind though. Just look at Archie's ears blowing in the breeze.
Mick seems to have had quite a bit of time off work just lately, he's been using up holidays that he carried over from last year's entitlement. He just never got round to taking much time off last year, for one thing we didn't go away anywhere on holiday, and another, he's just been so busy at work. It's been nice that he's been able to take all this time off when the weather's been so nice.
I've said before how much Archie loves the seaside. I think this photo demonstrates his absolute pleasure. He's getting an old boy now at eleven and he's slowing down a bit, but he can still act like a puppy at times.
Looking towards the town. There's been a lot of improvements made to Bridlington in recent years and the regeneration of various areas is still ongoing. The sky really was that blue, no adjustments have been made to these photos.
One of the Land Trains which run along the promenade stopping at various locations. It's a good way to get about if you don't want to walk but want to see all the sights.
We walked around the harbour. Although the fishing fleet has declined, Bridlington is the largest lobster port in the UK and is known for its shellfish. The harbour is also busy with sea anglers and pleasure cruises.
Wherever we visit on the coast, there's always seagulls waiting for someone to throw them a crumb or two.
Bridlington was the main holiday destination for my parents and brother and sister before I came along, they enjoyed many happy holidays there. In fact, I took my first steps in Bridlington. Here I am walking on the beach. I was born in 1968 so this will have been taken in 1969.
Another photo of me, this time with my sister. She was twelve years older than me.
Bridlington holds many happy memories for generations of people. Its first hotel opened in 1805 and people still flock there for their holidays today.