Filey Brigg

This is one of those trips that I have put off on numerous occasions, more often than not finding it difficult to resist the cliffs and caves of Flamborough Head and Bempton just a few miles south...
...but being keen to explore this section of coast, Chris and I finally found ourselves rounding Filey Brigg on one of the few days of blue skies so far this year.
A swell of just under 1m was running from the north west, creating lively conditions along the reef and beneath North Cliff. I paddled close in here where the water is deep - until the freezing temperatures in the shade drove me back off shore and into the sun.
Somewhere close to White Nab we found a small lagoon protected from the swell, prompting a fast lunch break...
...with views to Scarborough and the castle above. This was about as close to Scarborough as I wanted to get, even at this time of year...
...and we launched quickly before fingers froze, to punch out through the shallow reef breaks and turn south, with the flood tide towards Filey.
Rounding Filey Brigg as the sun set, we paused awhile, enjoying the last of the day's light until the cold prompted a last sprint across the bay, Cobble Bay providing a sheltered landing.

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