Filey, Again

There was a comedian in the 1970’s called Bernard Manning. Some people loved him and some people didn’t. I never got around to surveying the inhabitants of Filey. I assume they were not overly keen on him. He had a few Filey jokes one of them was. “They dropped a nuclear bomb on Filey at the height of season. It killed three people.”

Personally I think Filey is lovely and it was good to get out of Beverley again, twice in 3 weeks. I love the cliff face, it’s quite foreboding. There’s a giant statue of a fisherman down on the quay with an interesting poem. Apart from that and, of course the fish and chips I think poor old Bernard was wrong. A lot of the beaches are wide and golden up here in the north. If we had another 5 degrees of temperature and some guaranteed sun, these places would be booming.

I’m not sure why I took a photo of the boat apart from the fact it’s called Gemini and I’m a Gemini. It’s funny how my head works, anyway Sooty wants to do one last video before he heads off. So have a fabulous weekend everyone 🥰

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25 Responses to Filey, Again

  1. Yes another few degrees in temperature would see it booming! Hmm…

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  2. Carolyn Page says:

    Wow – Another holiday! You lucky man.
    I’m a little green, Charlie. A holiday would be wonderful just now. Unfortunately, Sydney is currently in lockdown as is Melbourne and general travelling is greatly restricted. However, one day we’ll all be free again.
    I’m taking the looong view, Charlie.
    xoxoxo

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  3. I quite like Filey, though we generally just drop in for chips. I wouldn’t mind living there as it seems pleasant enough and the crowds would rarely be troublesome. 🙂

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  4. S_MW says:

    Next to Scotland I love Yorkshire the most! I’ve been to Filey/Bridlington/Scarborough a number of times over the years but my favourite Yorkshire coast town is Whitby. I only discovered it properly by chance more recently, and it’s much more my thang. So glad to hear you’re coming up to Scotland to do the 500 (have you done parts of it, or the whole thing before?). We’re about 100 miles from Inverness but only have to drive about 20 miles from Aberdeen to be in the Highlands. Too many times to count, but I’ve unofficially done about 95% of the 500 (been to Thurso & Dunnet Head but never to John O’ Groats & Wick) and it’s STUNNING, especially if YOU get the weather we’ve been getting lately. So envious! I’ve been wanting to go on a road trip to 2 of my favourite villages for such a long time. Achmelvich & Clachtoll lie 3-6 miles North of Lochinver – maybe slightly off route – they’re worth a wee diversion I’d say…but I’m biased. Coincidentally, I’m driving up to Inverness on Wednesday and Thursday. 2nd family gathering in a week – just got back from Edinburgh last night.

    You drive safe!!

    [p.s. ME —> not a Manning fan]

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    • Oh wow, thanks, Allane I’ll try and find time to get to them, although Gillian says I need to work on my pronunciation, haha.
      I’m hopeful the weather will allow for a bit of swimming the beaches look fabulous.
      No, ive never done any of it, but neither has Gillian and she’s from Edinburgh!
      Hope you have a great time in Inverness, it’s so good to be able to get out and about again.

      Somehow I couldn’t see you as a Manning fan. I watched a couple of things on YouTube and they’re really cringeworthy these days 😁

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      • S_MW says:

        Yeah…always was i.m.o. even IN the old days. Yeah the pronunciation is hard. Unless you’re born and bred in Scotland it’s difficult to pronounce the ‘achs’ and ‘och’ sounds. My ex was born in England but lived up here his whole life. His mum, of course, never lost her Berkshire twang and always replaced ‘och’ with ‘uck’. My auntie lived near a town called Fochabers..!

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  5. S_MW says:

    p.p.s. the North Sea is colder but sometimes the temperatures are high on the beaches. I’ve got pics of us in Bridlington when it was about 35⁰C and it was 41 in York (which is why we headed to Whitby). Aberdeen was the hottest place in Scotland 3 days ago! It was roasting! Haha.

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    • That’s amazing, I find it difficult to think of Aberdeen as warm, never mind hot… was it still windy in Brid, I have childhood memories of shivering on the beach and nothing else haha

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      • S_MW says:

        Aberdeen is far warmer than it was, but in the winter it does drop, although never as much as when I was a lass (global warming). I’ve taken photos of the temperature in Aberdeen at random times because I need to prove to folk how hot it can be here. I don’t have it now but in March 2011 I recall that it was 35⁰C at the beach here! 😂. In MARCH! It’s only 19⁰ right now, but that’s just pleasant. There wasn’t a breath of wind at Brid either. It was too hot. The Donkeys looked thoroughly knackered and I do have photographic proof of that.

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      • You were lucky, I go to Brid a lot for work and it’s always windy, after saying that though I have heard it’s been red hot for the last few days. I’m really looking forward to Scotland, we’ve been loads of times over the years but it was to visit Gillian’s parents then later her mum, because of their age we never got out an about.

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      • S_MW says:

        I really hope you’ll love the far north as much as I do, but I suspect you will. That’s what happens when you’re visiting relatives. I saw in an earlier comment that you’d rather be in Greece. My youngest and I started planning the Greek trip in 2019 (for 2020) but obviously it’s been shelved indefinitely. I can see us deciding to go somewhere easier like the Canaries just to save us the added hassle of ferries–>buses–>donkeys etc, although the thought of that IS making me smile. Where in Greece were you heading for? X

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      • I think I’m going to love it, it’s ages since I had a road trip. In actual fact I’d rather both. Haha, Greece means early morning mountain runs, watch the sunrise, lay on the beach -read -sleep -swim -repeat… for a week. I’m lazy on holiday. I wanted to go to Agistri, but as you say it’s a flight, a bus, a ferry but you walk to the hotel, no donkey haha. I’d like Gran Canaria, I lived in a camper in Mogan for a winter, spearfishing, when I was younger so it’d be good to go back. But I do so much like the Greek attitude x

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      • S_MW says:

        Same! I’m a bit of an adventurer on holiday, but really should try and relax more. You definitely don’t sound lazy though! I’ve never been a runner but used to get up early and walk for miles in Menorca (my chill place). My fave Canarian island is Lanzarote…altho’ I’ve not been there for 27 years! Omg, how did that happen? Haha

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      • I never got to Lanzarote, we were supposed to go over but one of the other guys said it was fished out, so… Yup where do the years go? I’ve refused to even watch TV theses days (never been a fan as an adult anyway) but I haven’t got time to sit around anymore haha

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