Sunday, 22 May 2016

Journal page and photographs

Hi All and thank you you for your visit to Jumbled Craft. I have had a busy week with this and that but hardly any crafting and I won't be doing any after today as I am off to Wales

At Art Journal Journey the theme is Journey for the rest of this month so lots of time to join in before it finishes.

The background is one of our own photographs of a steam engine and we had just traveled on the train it was pulling. I am going on the Welsh Highland railway while I am in Wales and that will be another steam engine trip. It is wonderful that so many of the old engines are still doing these trips all over  the place now.

On Thursday it was Vic's birthday and we went on the Yorkshire Belle that does trips along the cliffs from Bridlington to Bempton. Unfortunately the coast had chosen one of the rare foggy afternoons when the fog clings to the coastline but it did clear enough for us to see some of the thousands of seabirds that nest on the cliffs here.

This is a new sculpture on one of the piers.

The chalk cliffs here are higher than the white cliffs of Dover but they aren't as white for sure.

At this point there is a fault in the rock and the  birds take advantage of the structure to lay their eggs. No room for nests they just lay eggs straight onto the cliffs.

Up above there is an RSPB nature reserve but the people who view from the vantage points will never see the same number of birds as you can see from the boat.. The captain makes sure the boat goes as near to the cliffs as possible and even stops at the best viewing point where the bird sounds are very loud.

The old boat which is repainted most years and has a long history.

7 different species of sea birds nest here on the cliffs including the elusive puffins. We did see a few of those but they mingle with the others. If you want to see lots of puffins the best place is Seahouses in Northumberland. There are seal colonies there as well. We only saw one seal on this trip though we do get a few in the bay.

Hope you enjoyed the trip and if you come here you will go on it yourself and invite me along.

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx


  1. Wonderful photos of your trip, the boat is gorgeous, and what fun to see all those birds. Love the new statue, too. Thanks for making another lovely journal page for AJJ, have fun in Wales! Hugs, Valerie

  2. I can see some of those cliff photos being transformed at some point with your digital expertise xx Great account of your lovely trip - TFS xx

  3. Fabulous like always Chrissie and stunning photos!!

  4. Awesome page, Chrissie, love the photos, thanks for sharing.

  5. Great journey my friend, loved it all....fabulous digi page too..xxx  {aNNie}

  6. Fabulous page, the photo of the steam engine is beautiful as the rest of your photos are. Enjoy your time. xx

  7. First of all I love all your photos today Chrissie. It looks beautiful there. And those birds nesting is fantastic. Plus I love your train page. Are those the tickets they gave you? They are pretty fun! Hope we get to see some more views. I love being an arm chair traveler. Hugs-Erika

  8. WOw.. what a fantastic place Chrissie! Thank you for sharing all those fantastic photos of your trip and the page is just beautiful as well!
    Thank you so much for all your great entries to the theme this month again Chrissie!
    oxo Susi

  9. Your train photo is impressive as well as the page you created. Thanks for sharing the great photos. Very interesting views. I've only visited London, not the countryside.
    Enjoy the Sunday evening xx

  10. Fabulous page with the steam engine Chrissie.
    Wonderful photos of the boat trip, looks like youv'e had a great time, thanks for sharing.
    Enjoy your visit to Wales.
    Avril xx

  11. Love your train piece, the added tickets work perfectly! What a gorgeous place you visited, those cliffs are really something! Happy Birthday to Vic! hugs :)

  12. I love that steam train page! I am not a good sailor, but appreciate that the best views would be from a boat! Your photos are great! Hugs, Chrisx

  13. Do love the fisherwoman statue and those dramatic cliffs - the foggy weather just adds to the drama. Great way to celebrate Vic's birthday. I love your steam train silhouettes too - I hope you're having a wonderful time in Wales, and enjoy your train ride!
    Alison x

  14. What fabulous photographs and I love your journal page. It always surprises me just how loud bird can be! xx


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