47 Fleswick Bay

 

The Colourful Coast

Common Blue butterflies coupling on North Head heather

Common Blue butterflies coupling on North Head heather

The Beacon Whitehaven

The Beacon overlooking Whitehaven harbour

Whitehaven harbour

Whitehaven harbour

Wellington Pit monument

Wellington Pit monument

West pier

West Pier

The Candlestick

The Candlestick, old chimney connected with the Wellington Pit

Looking back to The Candlestick and Whitehaven harbour entrance

Looking back to The Candlestick and Whitehaven harbour entrance

fishing boat returns

Fishing boat returns to the haven

Block heralding the Colourful Coast

Block heralding the Colourful Coast, with Haig Colliery pit-head in the background

Haig Colliery

Haig Colliery and Museum

Saltom Pit-head

Saltom Pit-head

Looking back to Saltom and Haig Pits

Looking back to Saltom and Haig Pits

Birkhams Quarry with St Bees North Head peeping forward in the distance

Birkhams Quarry with St Bees North Head peeping forward in the distance

undercliff path

Looking north on the under-cliff path to Birkhams

Barrowmouth Bay from Birkhams Quarry

Barrowmouth Bay from Birkhams Quarry

St Bees North Head

St Bees North Head

Quarry-like incursion on North Head

Quarry-like incursion on North Head

Another aspect on St Bees North Head

Another aspect on St Bees North Head

Back-cliff notch exploited by the coast path

Back-cliff notch exploited by the coast path, which is forced to run the gauntlet of the gorse

Coast path south of North Head

Coast path south of North Head

Irish Sea

The shimmering Irish Sea from close to the coastguard lookout

St Bees Lighthouse

St Bees Lighthouse
Cloven Barth
Cloven Barth, with RSPB warden and lobster fishing boat

Close-up on Cloven Barth

Close-up of Cloven Barth, showing the sea-bird colony from the RSPB viewing station

Fleswick Bay portrait view

Fleswick Bay, a typical sunny day at low tide with a family basking on the beach

Fleswick Bay

Fleswick Bay and St Bees Head South

Ennerdale Fells

Looking east to the Ennerdale Fells for the hill-top between Fleswick and Sandwith

Midtown Farm, Sandwith

Midtown Farm, Sandwith

Hairbells in Birkhams Lane

Hairbells in Birkhams Lane

Returning Whitehaven fishing boat and St Bees Head North

Returning Whitehaven fishing boat and Birkhams Quarry

Scarp north of Birkhams

Scarp north of Birkhams

Whitehaven from the northern extremity of the St Bees headland

Whitehaven from the northern extremity of the St Bees headland, with the ditant Workington on-shore wind turbine steel girdle

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