Sunday, 7 May 2017

A walk from Hunmanby to Filey

Hello. Again I am going to split a one day walk into two posts. Easier for me and not so laborious for you to scroll through masses of photo's. Sometimes my posts go on for too long. I don't know about you but I tend to scan blogs to pick out the bits that interest me. 
So, the view from my window at the start of day two. 
Here is a little Good Morning video I made before I left the camp site.



The morning was fresh and sunny, and a bit chilly. I drove a couple of miles north to Hunmanby, on the outskirts of Filey. There is a nice little square opposite the church which is convenient for free parking. From what I saw it's a lovely village, and a lady dog walker confirmed it is a lovely place to live. I set off along the Centenary Way, which is an 83 mile long walk from York to Filey. The tarmac road narrows down to a farm track, then goes through some fields. These cows and calves were curious and edged their way forward to have a closer look at me. The bull is taking it all in his stride, not really interested.

Crossing over the A165 as I was coming into Filey I took a right turn, past Muston Grange and over a railway line,  towards the sea. Down the steps to the promenade. As I look along the coastline I can see the cliff around the other side of the bay, where I will be walking next.

Not many holiday makers about yet, a few dog walkers. It's quite a short promenade, with a few seaside attractions, it doesn't seem overly commercialized.. I didn't venture into the town.

Love this cute model changing hut. It was rolled down to the waters edge with the bather inside, to give some privacy when entering and leaving the sea. What a good idea, saves getting all that nasty sand in your knickers, ha ha. I have never liked going in the sea for that reason. I have always hated sitting on a beach.

The gift shop worker getting ready for the days trading. Laying his wares out on the forecourt of the shop.

This sculpture has also been shown in Whitby and Scarborough. High Tide in Short Wellies is the creation of Ray Lonsdale. The iron fisherman is about 10 feet tall.


I sat for a few minutes and ate a boiled egg. No one for Crazy Golf yet, the girl waits patiently in the paybox for punters to turn up. Don't think she will be doing much business today.

A look back as I continue my walk. Leaving Filey.

Looking ahead to the next bit, around the top of the cliff. I can see dots in the distance, there are others walking that way.

Bye bye Filey. Still windy.

And here we are at the end of the cliff top walk. It's as far as I can go, Filey Brigg End down there in the sea. If the tide was out I could take a track down onto the rocks, but it isn't. There are signs at the Lifeboat Station saying not to attempt it until two hours after high tide. It's a very steep drop down there. 

Flippin heck, it's windy and cold. Lovely view.

Right, that's it for this post. It's a longer walk than yesterday so I'll break off here and come back tomorrow to finish the story. Thanks for popping in, see you soon. Have a nice Sunday.
Toodle pip

19 comments:

  1. I admire you so much Ilona, your boudoir is brilliant. If I didn't have 5 cats to look after and was bit younger I might take a leaf out of your book and do the same.
    Love the iron fisherman.
    Enjoy the rest of your holiday.
    Briony
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    1. I know what you mean Brinoy,I have got 5 cats..plus hubby and grandson living with me.It would be great to have this freedom,although getting one night ,2 day holiday in Brighton at the weekend.,Debi,Leic,x



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  2. Your posts are never too long,I relish them.I rarely buy magazines any longer and reading your blog has saved me loads-plus most of the magazine was boring,you aren't.I like your friends in the video-cute and happy.I have been chased by cows before with my dogs and now keep well away .Photos are lovely-when I'm Iooking out to sea,I look at my dogs and they are sitting down and staring out too.Thanks Ilona x(hope you have a fun day)

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  3. Great pics, Ilona. You pick some lovely areas to walk. Glad you are comfy in your car. You're a right Romany, lol. Hope the teddies enjoyed it too.

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  4. Another good blog post. No way would I have walked thru those cows and a bull nearby. You are either very brave or a bit crazy!

    Loved the video.

    Sandy

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  5. Have really enjoyed looking at your photos and thought the video was great. Was sleeping in the car comfortable? I would consider doing this for a solo trip as I love camping but dislike putting up a tent at the end of a long journey particularly if it's raining. Kristel.

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    1. Hi. There was enough room for me to stretch out, I'm 5 feet 6 inches, but the foam mattress would be better if it was a bit thicker, it was hard on my bum.

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  6. Eloise at thisissixty.blog7 May 2017 at 19:53

    So glad that you were safely on a proper campsite. I was concerned that you just slept in a car park! I do admire your sense of adventure.

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  7. Your posts are never too long. I love reading your travel blogs and would love to go to England not to see the Queen but to walk along some of the routes you have shown us. I am also appreciating that as we are approach retirement we can plan for an interesting life doing simple things that don't cost a fortune. Once again, Illona, thank you.

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  8. yorkshire lass7 May 2017 at 21:56

    Great post, good fun adventure. Did you really walk through that herd? The bull would have scared me.

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    1. Yes, I did walk through them. You have to weigh the situation up each time you come across them. On this occasion a dog walker was heading towards me, he was ok with them so I guessed I would be as well. Young cows are naturally curious and will approach you. It's best to face them and shout or wave something, that stops them in their tracks.

      I am wary of entering a field with a lone bull in it, but if I have to I give it a wide berth, and don't take my eyes off it. Sometimes I can enter the next field and walk along the edge and find another way. It can happen that these animals will charge and kill, but that is rare.

      It is said that it's risky to take a dog through them, and I thought the man I saw was taking a chance. He was a local and has walked there before and didn't seem bothered. They say let go of your dog if the cows show any signs of aggression. I personally would not take a dog through a herd of cows.

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  9. Beautiful! I'm with Anon...Following the footsteps of Ilona. :)

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  10. Terrific photos...I love that you share your walks...Sorry the foam is so thin, perhaps you'll find a thicker piece to add to it.

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  11. I think you are incredibly brave Ilona. You are such a good role model to how growing older just isn't an issue. Do you have curtains for the car... It feels a bit exposed

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    1. No, no curtains. I will only sleep in it occasionally, when I can't find a bed anywhere else. I won't be lying there starkers, sleep in my clothes, well covered.

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    2. I remember some years ago there was a inflatable man just half torso who would pop out of a suitcase .He sat on car seats for womens security.He may be nice as a security guard in the dark x

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  12. Beautiful scenery! Kudos to you for going out for a walk regardless of weather. I wouldn't enjoy going out in windy, rainy, cold weather - for fear of catching a cold which usually makes me very miserable.

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  13. Lovely to see a woman who just gets on with life and who's not obsessed with hairdos, spray tans, manicures etc. You have such a huge love of fun and adventure, your outlook on life always inspires me!

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  14. Hi what type of car do you have please, and how do you get into the back, through side door or boot. X

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