Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Fame and Photographs

Hi All and welcome to Jumbled Crafts.

At the Craft Barn this time the words are Fame and Unique.

I used black and white acrylic paint for the background and the song Hall of Fame by the Script. I sort of thought the words were 'Edge of Fame'-should have looked it up first :)

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Yesterday we went to the cliffs at Bempton to see if the there were any puffins.

 It is so different now as the RSPB have upgraded the centre and you have to go through their visitor's centre to get to cliffs and see the birds. They asked everyone to pay £5 for parking a car but we said we had walked there and they did let us go through to the cliff top without paying. We don't have a car so it was a long hard walk to get there and the paths were full of puddles. Better than it used to be as it was a dangerous walk along a busy lane. A path has been made recently using part of the hedgerow.

Here are a few photographs we took

This one is looking north toward Filey Brigg and in the distance Scarborough. If you are ever in this area do try the walk along Filey Brigg-it isn't easy but it is amazing. It is covered when the tide is in so take care.

            These are guillemots and the holes in the earth at the tops of the cliffs should be full of puffins but sadly there weren't any yesterday .
These are seagulls which often return to the same nesting place each year with the same partner-there are hundreds that nest near us on the roofs of an industrial estate. They can live up to 40 years and here in Bridlington they live on Fish and Chips.

Gannets gather together and nest closely in groups. Their yellow heads stand out.


More puffin burrows on the tops of the cliff with no puffins--many of the burrows have been taken over by pidgeons

We are still hoping the puffins will arrive soon and then we will go on a boat trip from Bridlington harbour which is the best way to see them or if you really want to see some very close up take a boat trip from Seahouses in Northumberland which is just too wonderful to describe-at this time of year the array of birds is amazing and there are seals as well

Hope you enjoyed the trip and thank you for calling in

Love Chrissie x



9 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wow, what gorgeous photos, it looks lovely. You saw lots of great birds even if the puffins were not around. The sea-gulls here live off everything they can get from the tourists and cafes! Your fame piece is beautiful, love the painted background. Glad you had a good day out, and came back safe and sound. Hugs, Valerie

Catherine said...

Your collage is beautiful Chrissie ! And thank you for sharing your beautiful photos with us ! I quite like the gulls' diet !!! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Neet said...

Thanks for the share of your lovely day out. Gorgeous photographs, especially for someone who could not have walked it.
Hugs, Neet xx

Meggymay said...

Fantastic collage Chrissie, the photos look amazing, I agree, there are some wonderful places on our coastline to see these birds.
Yvonne

Julia said...

Great artwork and I love that song Hall of Fame. Thank you for sharing the photos too, the place looks stunning.
Julia

cardsandcompany said...

Wow your photos are great. If we ever get over that way I think that would have to be on our agenda.
Lorraine

Ira Huberts said...

First of all I need to apologize for having been MIA for so long, but things at work have been soooooo hectic lately... Just didn't have enough time left to blog... But that makes it all the more fun to enter blogland again and to see all of your fabulous creations/cards again! You've done a wonderful job whilst I was away, lol! Lovely creations Chrissie! Take care, enjoy your evening, hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Sue said...

Love your collage Chrissie, and your photographs are beautiful, this looks like a very interesting walk xx

butterfly said...

What amazing photos... and I love the page your day inspired... the figure standing at the top of the cliff is a fantastic image!
Alison xx