Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Harbour life



Bridlington still has a busy, working harbour. The traditional fishing boats, however, are outnumbered by leisure craft and tourist boats. Oh, and beware the brash, fearless herring gulls... they are partial to a sandwich or a chip, snatched in a trice from a careless hand.

'Ahoy, me hearties! Ready yer sea legs and leave the landlubbers behind'
with a ride round the bay on a pirate ship. Supply your own eye patch and make sure you've mastered the lingo. There are plenty of guides to 'pirate talk' online! He's quite handsome, don't you think?



If a pirate ship doesn't appeal, how about a speedboat? Hang on tight! 


The harbour side has souvenir shops selling postcards, silly hats, buckets and spades, shrimp nets and kitsch with a nautical flavour. There are plenty of cafés for coffee/ice cream whilst you try to warm up/cool down (depending on the infinite variety of British seaside weather) and there are traditional seafood stalls. You know, for the seafood diet we're all on... See food and eat it!


Here's a quiz question... Of all the shrimp nets in my photo, which one do you think my granddaughters would like best? Yes, you guessed!

7 comments:

  1. A trip with the pirate sounds like fun.

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  2. I'd fear the gulls more than the pirates. But if you want some close-ups of the birds then you can do no better than invest in a small bag of chips.

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  3. The pink net! It is the brightest!

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  4. If all the nets had been pink, one blue one would have been the choice, I think. Argh to the pirate people...where I used to live in Tampa FL there's a pirate parade and boats every year in February (a kind of Mardi Gras take-off.) They may have moved it to another week so they catch more tourists. Gulls sure are hardy birds of chance!

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  5. The captain's after whoever took his hand.

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  6. "Bridlington Rock." Maybe one can still purchase those long sticks of white sugar which gradually reveal the word "Bridlington" in red when one licks it?

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  7. That's a good looking pirate, all right! and the nets are beautiful.

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