Sunday, 6 March 2011

Beachcombing on Hessle Foreshore

A fine day with sunny spells, I head with the children to Hessle Foreshore. We were lucky it was low tide; three parallel tide lines - mostly made of straw - draw the shore. The beach is made of chalk cobbles, flint, and much smoothed out brick and glass, with the lower level exposing the mud of the Humber. A loose flock of Turnstones feed amongst rocks, and Black-Headed and Common gulls rest on the shore. There are fantastic views of the estuary and the Humber Bridge. We reach a muddy creek, Hessle Haven, a small repair harbour. This is the official starting point of the Wolds Way. It felt good to be able to go for a walk and have some fresh air.
Redshank
Turnstone
sea defences at Hessle Haven
A view of the Humber shore near Hessle Haven
Yellow lichens covered a group of shore boulders

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