The Yorkshire Coast

It is so nice not having an alarm in the morning. My radio alarm still comes on at the weekends just before 6 but I’ve switched my mobile phone alarm off for the duration of my holiday.

Corrie had gone for a walk early on in the morning – she walked all the way in to Filey and then along the beach to Hunmanby Gap, which took her over an hour – so I then agreed to go and pick her up. We had breakfast when we go back.

While Mum and Corrie went to go dog walking with one of Mum’s friends, I went with Dad to visit the Scarborough Fair Collection & Vintage Transport Museum, which only re-opened after lockdown earlier this week. It had lots of old merry-go-round rides and fairground organs (which played themselves), plus old tractors, cars, and other vintage vehicles. Selection of photos below. I wonder what they’d like to drive these days!? (Maybe I should buy a vintage car – so go alongside my London Taxi and my Porsche which I also want to buy…….) The collection of the organs and fairground rides sort of reminded me of the Mechanical Music Cabinet museum in Rüdesheim.

We then went to the beach and found a free car park not far from Hunmanby Gap – Reighton Gap is only a mile or so further on but unlike at Hunmanby Gap you don’t have to pay to park! We met Mum and Corrie and Mum’s friend Zoe with the dogs on the beach and then all went back to the house together for lunch.

The dogs were all wheaten terriers, ranging from the 16 year old ‘Boris’ one of them took me for a walk when I had it on the lead (a very strong pull!) – she was a puppy only 8 months old and she wasted no time in showing me which way she wanted me to go (I was only too happy to follow).

After lunch we went back to the beach – by this time the Sun had some out, and it felt very warm sitting watching the tide come in. I sat and read a chapter of my book (it was a short chapter) while Mum and Corrie went back to watch the rugby. I drove back shortly after, got on my bike and went for a short ride, enjoying the views of the Yorkshire countryside near our cottage.

I took the opportunity to record my radio show while the others watched the rugby; Using my bluetooth earpiece as a microphone I built my radio show by voicetracking it. Not the same as doing a live show and my bluetooth earpiece is no match for my normal broadcast quality microphone in the home studio, but it does the job for a slightly different radio show recorded away from home! I might record next week’s show at the beach in Elie.

In the evening we went in to Filey to eat out (we were hoping for Fish & Chips but it was shut), so we had pizza in a restaurant with a sea view instead.

Sunday lunch wish extended family later today which I’m looking forward to 🙂


Fred Hart

Stock Controller and Radio Presenter/Producer

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