Bempton Cliffs & Spurn Head 03/07/2019
To Hull and Back
Well, through Hull to Bridlington, actually, and then on to the magnificent Bempton Cliffs in search of puffins. We were not let down! The cliffs, skies and sea were alive with a multitude of seabirds, and not only puffins, but gannets, guillemots, razorbills and others too. Well-placed viewing platforms and friendly, knowledgeable RSPB guides made our visit an experience to remember.
Back in Hull, we spent a comfortable night in an excellent family-run hotel, and after a superb breakfast, we headed off in convoy to our second destination, Spurn National Nature Reserve.
A bird migration hotspot, Spurn is a slender peninsular stretching south from the Yorkshire coast, with the North Sea to the east, and the Humber estuary to the west. Some of us managed the long walk in hot sun to the lighthouse at Spurn Point, while others bailed part-way, and headed back to the shade, cold drinks and comfy seats of the visitor centre. Later that afternoon, we headed home, tired and very happy.
As a group, we have enjoyed many trips out, but this was our first mini-break involving an overnight stay. Will we do it again? Unanimously, Yes!