the foreshore at it's best…

over the holiday period we have been on some great walks… one was up to the alum mines at the top of Boulby… with the snow on the ground the usually desolate scenery was more impressive than it normal is…

alum mines at Boulby - with a dusting of snow...

Today’s walk was only a short one because of the constant snow showers… for the last few weeks the wind has either been easterly or northerly which is the best direction for washing flotsam & jetsam ashore…  a couple of days ago I set out to walk north of  Staithes as the tide dropped but found someone had beaten me under the cliffs onto the foreshore… however… today the weather has been so horrendous  (in normal peoples opinion)…  that I had the whole of the foreshore to myself… with my hood up & snow showers to my back pushing me along it was almost balmy… I walked as far as the south end of Bias Scar… where I was sure that some jet would have been washed up…  to my delight I was rewarded with this lovely piece of jet to add to our collection…

a nice bit of washed jet...

On the way to Bias Scar I had found a pot maker & two floats … these I laid up on the cliff in the traditional manner (traditionally if something is stood upright against the cliff it means that the finder is going to return for it… however… anything left over two tides is usually fair game)…

home again with my treasure...

With the jet in my pocket and my treasure on my back I set off for home… walking back… in between snow showers I was lucky enough to spot a female peregrine falcon hovering over one of her normal haunts at Cowbar… I’d not seen a peregrine for a few weeks now it was a pleasure to see that at least one was surviving in this weather…

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Si June 18, 2010 at 19:33

The jet was a nice find… I’ve only ever found a little, but who knows, when I’m off work I might get down there a little more often.
Your hut is coming on a treat!

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