|Spot the 5 stone.|
|Finds ... with green 5 stone.|
|I will be honest; I had never heard of this beach!|
It lies just North of Skinningrove Jetty.
So it was a big plus, another 1 of 52 and another to give me a better insight into what still is my local area.
Since starting the 52 beach in a year challenge I have gained a better picture in my head of how the beaches link up and down the North East Coast.
|Skinningrove Beach, the tide was going out but was still high.|
|It's a bit of odd mixture of Boats, Old Tractors , Houses and Streets. I like it.|
|More sheds or shacks.|
|So there it is; Port Mulgrave, it looks stunning .|
I was unable to actually get down onto the beach as both Paths were closed off due to a landslip.
I had driven as far as the road would take me, but there is only a handful of places to park. I drove back past the houses on the fairly narrow road and back up into what I think is Loftus, as I wasn't comfortable parking in front of people's houses as they must get sick of it.
So it was a 15 minute walk the view you see above.
I shuffled about a while, more than a little disappointed that the access was closed.
I saw a Marker. It read Staithes 1mile.
As I hadn't been to Staithes this year, it would be another of my 52 and it was only a mile .....
|There was a joke I heard once,|
"I WENT TO MORECAMBE... BUT IT WAS SHUT!"
well the same applied to Port Mulgrave today.
It was a red hot day and the Dog and I set off for Staithes .
My Mother was evacuated to Staithes during the second world war.
Years later; around 1973 our family went for a day out at Staithes, it was then that my Mother told us about her evacuation.
We then came to THE house she stayed at.
She knocked at the door to ask about the couple who had taken her in during those dangerous times and... it was them! They recognised her as soon as they saw her, she disappeared into the house; Dad and I headed for the Beach... as you do.
|It was the Dog's first encounter with Sheep today.|
They were as calm as can be.
|This is part of the path to Staithes, it is part of The Cleveland Way.|
|The path followed the clifftop for most of the Walk, you do have to go alongside a Farm and past this old building with a roof like an old horses back; bent with too many too heavy loads.|
|After 35 minutes or so you will find yourself above Staithes Harbour. Tees Bay wind turbines and Hartlepool are in the distance, I wonder if a homesick Mother ever came here to see her home town during the war.|
To be honest if you ever wanted to visit Port Mulgrave then you might be better off ......
Pick a good day
Drive to Staithes.
Dress to suit conditions.
Go to Church Road, climb to the top and join the footpath to Port Mulgrave?
|THIS IS THE BEACH SOUTH OF ROKER PIER.|
|THE WAVES ROLLED IN ALONG THE PIER.|
|MY MATES WANTED A REST.|
|STONE HEART AND SEA GLASS.|
|RPOKER ROCKS BEACH IS THE BEACH NORTH OF ROKER PIER.DOG BAN ON THIS BEACH WHEN WE MADE A CALL TODAY.|
THE VIEW FROM SEABURN BEACH, LOOKING SOUTH TOWARDS ROKER PIER. IT WAS A GLOOMY OLD DAY.
|NORTH TO WHITBURN; SOUTH SHIELDS LIES BEYOND.|
|FIRST EVER VISIT TO HENDON.|
AS YOU SEE IT WAS HIGH TIDE.
IT WAS A STORMY SEA ON A MILD BUT DAMP DAY.
|I WOULD HAVE LIKED TO TOUCH THE SAND TO FULLY CLAIM THE BEACH, BUT WITH THE ROUGH SEA , HIGH TIDE AND THE RECENT DEATHS AT SEA AROUND THE COAST, THEN THE SLIPWAY IS CLAIM ENOUGH.|