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“…The trip was a wonderful memory that will last a lifetime…”

Sunday 6th September, we had a lovely group of clients, Sarah Wills shared all the photos in this post with us, thanks Sarah. She also had the following to say about the trip… “….Thank you so much for the wonderful whale watching tour yesterday. It was one of the most respectful tours we’ve been on. The ability to just turn off the engine and drift meant we were truly immersed in their world. The experience […]

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The last couple of days have been spent watching kittiwakes collecting nesting materials from the foreshore here in Staithes.  At one point the kittiwakes were even taking material from a herring gull’s nest,  while the herring gull put up a fight the kittiwakes continued to pinch it’s nest.   A quick count of  nests on the end of Cowbar Nab show that the colony has nearly doubled from last year…  114 nests so far this year. […]

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Misty morning in Staithes

          Staithes under the fog…  taken from Boulby looking towards Staithes… at about 8am. Staithes Harbour…  taken about 15 minutes later. Looks like we might see some sunshine today, the sea has still got a bit of a swell running though.                                            

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One sign of spring, at least to me, is the bluebell and lots of lovely photos have been appearing on blogs and various social media sites of woods full of bluebells, but up until yesterday I’d not really seen any apart from a few in gardens.  Then on a walk along the cliff path,  there growing though last year’s dried bracken where a few bluebells… the colour was really good to see after such a […]

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48 hours in pictures…

early morning on Tuesday 14th May 2013 about an hour before sunset on Tuesday 14th May 2013 this  shows the rock fall on the end of Cowbar Nab & the Kittiwake Colony can you see the face on the corner of Cowbar Nab..? looking over Staithes Harbour about an hour before sunset on Tuesday 14th May 2013 early morning on Wednesday 15th May 2013 what a change…! evening on Wednesday 15th May 2013, while the […]

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Stunning new booklet about the North York Moors

A new booklet about the North York Moors has just been published, it’s ‘Celebrating and Promoting a special place.’ This stunning booklet is full of wonderful images of the area, as well as some very descriptive text.  The booklet is part of a local distinctiveness project, Moors & More, commissioned by the North York Moors National Park Authority, with Leader funding.  While Susan Briggs (The Tourism Network) and Catriona McLees (North York Moors National Park […]

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