Posts Tagged ‘flamborough’

Venla’s first trip to the beach

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 | Life

In May, we took Venla for her first trip to the beach.

She enjoyed herself. There were lots of new things to put in her mouth. Including pebbles. And sand. She ate lots of sand. In fact, the only thing that didn’t go in the mouth was the one thing you are supposed to eat: seaweed.

Flamborough often has it’s own weather system and it held out well for us: it was warm and sunny for most of the trip.

Flamborough photos

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013 | Photos

Here are some photos from my trip to Flamborough earlier this month.

Flamborough Head

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Bempton Cliffs

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The Manor House, Flamborough

Sunday, July 21st, 2013 | Reviews

While in Flamborough we stayed at a bed and breakfast known as The Manor House. It was perfectly located right in the centre of the village and offered a large garden with hedges that entirely cut off the outside world.

The house only had two bedrooms, and we had the master. This contained a large double bed and ensuite bathroom. You can see pictures of it on their website.

Positive points: it was very quiet. The bed was comfortable and I slept really well. Our hosts, Leslie and Jeffrey were lovely. The traditional furnishings were nice, we had a beautiful view of the garden from our bedroom and the breakfasts were very tasty – the home made plum jam in particular! The living room slash library was a great place to relax on an evening, especially as we had it to ourselves.

Points for improvement: no showers in the bathrooms, we only had a bath, which made washing our hair difficult. It was rather dusty and a little cold, even in the warm weather.

Overall, a lovely stay and I think we’ll go back again.

The Seabirds review

Saturday, July 20th, 2013 | Reviews

The Seabirds is a pub slash restaurant in Flamborough village.

It’s a relatively small place and the service was snappy. I started with the prawn cocktail which was a bit of a disappointment. The salad bed, usually lettuce, had lots of other ingredients in including celery, pepper and cucumber. This over complicated a simple dish and with a shortage of sauce on it, didn’t produce a good result. Elina fared better with her goat’s cheese.

My main was an improvement. The posh surf and turf consisted of a rump steak with half a lobster on top. Some of the steak was cooked correctly but a lot of it wasn’t (it was two halves of different thicknesses) and the lobster was covered in a cheese sauce – I have yet to decide whether this was a good thing or bad thing.

We finished things off with a cheese cake that was delicious and had a surprisingly amount of alcohol in the base. An enjoyable meal but for the price, I was expecting the food to be a little better.

The beach

Saturday, April 30th, 2011 | Friends, Life, Travel

We decided to take advantage of the long weekend by heading over to the beach. Flamborough seemed like a suitable choice because, given we’re in the UK, it seems a bit silly to go to a sandy beach to do some sunbathing when all you will get is wind and cold.

The drive over wasn’t too bad – most people seemed to be heading home from the weekend, so most of the traffic was going the other way. We got some sun in the morning but unfortunately, the tide times had changed quite a lot since I checked them a few days before, which I didn’t account for, so we arrived at exactly high tide.

Never the less, after a walk round the headland and some lunch we got down to the beach where we found a seal in one of the corners. Afterward we walked back round the headline, which was a good chance to get some photos.