I had some shopping to do in Scarborough. Afterwards as the day was sunny, I bought a picnic and headed out of town to Oliver’s Mount.
Named after Oliver Cromwell who reputedly had guns there during the civil war, it is now known for its motor cycle races and the impressive War Memorial.
The views over the bay are amazing. I can’t believe I never before got out of my car to look.
Bit hazy. The castle is on the headland. Anyway after lunch I headed down the mount intending to go round by the mere and onto the supermarket. I happened to notice people walking at the mere, so parked the car and set off. It was lovely. How come I never did this before? So many ducks, geese, swans and moorhens . I don’t think I’d even registered how many different sorts of geese there actually are. If anyone knows their names I’d love to know. With no apologies for the number of pictures that follow, here we go. PS this is just a small selection, everywhere I looked was just gorgeous. The only thing I didn’t take a picture of was a class of 8-9 year olds , with teachers, dressed up as pirates!
Different geese. The one on the left was very aggressive, I beat a hasty retreat.
Geese communing with nature.
The mere. .
Mum, Dad and babes!
Who needs Manet?
There is a small green boat moored to that island.
Celandine’s, I think
Love this one, but got a wet knee kneeling too close to the edge.
Seagull, not missing out!
My favouirte picture I am saving for my 15 for 2015- April update.
It was such a lovely unexpected stroll. Love to hear of any unexpected strolls you have taken recently.