Even in the middle of December I often met couples walking together enjoying the wind in their faces.
Also people could be seen with their dogs, who loved to be set loose to run on the beach and to splash in the waves.
It is always so beautiful, whatever the weather to walk along the North Bay. The sands are golden. Since I was last here, there seem to be so many more pebbles and rocks covering the sands.
As I visited my mum twice a day; once in the afternoon when she was sitting in the lounge with all the ladies, and again in the evening when we were tucked away in her bedroom, usually watching telly, I had time to `enjoy both the townscapes and the sea-views.
The view off to Flamborough Head is quite wonderful.It is an eight mile promontory between Filey and Bridlington bays The chalk cliffs are home to thousands of sea birds, and the cliffs are apparently of international importance because of their geology.
It is a great walk along the shore to Sewerby Park, and my mum loved to go there when she could walk distances. It is en route to Flamborough Head.
One day my cousin, whom I hadn't seen for years, visited my aunty and brought along his daughter and daughter-in-law. They each brought their young children, one was a year old and the other was eighteen months.
It was amazing how the presence of the small children brought light and enrgy into the residents, not just my aunty and my Mum. They were singing nursery rhymes with them and clapping hands along with the toddlers
When not visiting my Mum I managed to get some of my Christmas shopping done and take in some of the seasonal sights of Bridlington. More of that in the next post.