Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Wrong way waterfall!!

Sunday was out along the Cleveland way in North Yorkshire, just a mile or so from Robin Hood's Bay at a place called Normanby Stye Batts (NZ950075). Cold, just above freezing and a very strong wind blowing off the sea at around 40 to 50knots. Came across this......

This is the same location as the video but this is in below freezing conditions.  The spray freezing on everything it lands on including the surrounding fields, the fence and vegetation. 
The temperatures in 2018 were around -3c for three or four days with continiously strong winds of over 50mph.  These kind of conditions do not happen very often.  This is only the second time in ten years I've seen this. 
And close by icicles forming on the cliff

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Winter 2010 in Goathland (Aidensfield)

Taken on the 9th of January in Goathland village. This is the village which is called Aidensfield on the well know Heartbeat series. You've never seen it like this in that programme though!!

Monday, January 4, 2010

A walk along the Scaur at Robin Hood's Bay

Rather chilly this morning at around zero centigrade and
several inches of snow. All the visitors to Robin Hood's Bay over the Xmas and New Year Period have gone home. There is silence through the old village. The Bay Hotel only had three people in it when I visited last night.

On the beach were several dead Ray's Breams. These deep water fish normally inhabit warmer waters are increasingly turning up when the weather/water gets too cold. The 'gulls enjoy them though. The coin at the top is a 50 pence piece.

The dog and myself then walked along the scaur and onto Ness Point where the Sarb-J went aground in good weather in Janurary 1993. Many of the major components have been removed. It is one of many shipwrecks which have happened in this area. And it won't be the last!

Within site of the Sarb-J lay the remains of another earlier wreck, this portion shows remains of the boilers I think. I'm not sure of the name but several vessels have sunk here. Not far away in another hole lays more bits and pieces.

On one of the boulders underneath the cliff I noticed this on which lay the remains of a feral pigeon. Almost certainly the kill of one of the local pair of Peregrine falcons which I often see on my walks along Ness Point.