18/01/18 - Bridlington

My second trip of the month to try and get a decent harbour shot for my little monthly comp with my mate Andy. A super early start and driving on the snow covered A166 I was glad to have a meaty 4 x 4 with monster tyres, but also glad I had fixed my dodgy windscreen wiper and replaced the headlights with brighter bulbs.

I eventually arrived at Bridlington harbour about 5 am with the rain bouncing down. I decided to have a coffee first and as I put on my waterproofs the rain suddenly stopped, I went out into the cold to try and find a decent composition, but I was struggling for any lead in lines. I grabbed a few shots before moving over to the harbour wall to enjoy the sunrise.

There were some great colours in the sky and I took dozens of shots with various settings and locations. I was quite happy with a couple of them and made my way back to the car for the short drive up to Flamborough Head lighthouse to try and make the most of the colour lingering in the sky.

I spent a while exploring the area and when the light had gone I made my way to the RSPB centre at Bempton Cliffs for some cake and coffee and a couple of hours of bird watching. A fantastic facility and highly recommended, today I saw a Kestrel, Great Black Backed Gull, Herring Gull, Shag, Cormorant and a Grey Seal. 

In all another great little adventure, I think I have a couple of decent images for my harbour competition, I got my wildlife fix and the drive over was like an off road experience. Perfect.