A Spit in the Ocean

For some time I’ve wanted to visit the beach at Spurn Point.  Spurn is a sandy ‘spit’ that sticks out from mainland UK in to the North Sea, a wilderness and nature sanctuary.  What has stopped me until now is the tide can wash over the road cutting it off from the mainland – not a comforting thought for someone afraid of the sea!!

Spurn image from humber.com
Spurn image from humber.com

In my quest to Feel the Fear but crack on with it anyway, I decided it was now or never.  So armed with a tidal timetable, a camera and a prayer I plucked up courage and set off on a mini adventure…

Humber Bridge image from The Guardian
Humber Bridge image from The Guardian

The journey there isn’t particularly scenic but along the way I passed the Humber Bridge, when opened in 1981 it was the longest single-span suspension bridge in the World – a fact I didn’t know until pointed out to me whilst on a ferry ride round Manhattan Island, New York one holiday.  Seems they have a big one too – but not as big as our’s.  Not often we can say that!

Part of the road running along the spit was washed away a couple of years ago (help!) so the only way to reach the end is to abandon your car half way and walk.  Here goes …

image by Deb Fletcher
image by Deb Fletcher

The sand is pale and soft and runs all round the spit which makes for an amazing walk.  Long grass borders the beach creating sand dunes and safe nesting sites for a host of bird life – it also looked lovely as it danced in the sea breeze.

image by Deb Fletcher
image by Deb Fletcher

The old lighthouse hasn’t worked for some years but is due to be given a new lease of life this year and re-opened as a visitor’s centre.  Meanwhile it provided a photo opportunity.

image by Deb Fletcher
image by Deb Fletcher

Half way round the spit and I found a scenic spot to sit   – time for my bacon sandwich.

image by Deb Fletcher
image by Deb Fletcher

Found a great piece of driftwood on the way back to the car which I just managed to squeeze in via the sunroof.

I did it, now I’m getting out of here!

 

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      1. Stop, you are making my mouth water! There’s nothing finer than sitting on a beach (or anywhere outside) with a crunchy bacon sandwich. Not sure how much goodness is in there but it’s food for the soul if not for the arteries!

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  1. Haha! Funny that most of the comments are about your bacon sandwich because I was going to ask you how a bacon sandwich turns out cold? Not sure about that one. Anyway, I love the photos and your description of the walk 🙂

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    1. Thanks Lucy. I don’t mind it cold, although I wrap the components (cooked bacon, sliced tomatoes, bread) in separate pieces of foil and then put it all together when I’m ready to eat it so often the foil keeps the bacon warmish. And, more importantly, the bread doesn’t go soggy. It’s an art form! 🙂

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