You’ve probably guessed by now I have a special place in my heart for the unspoilt and un-commercialised seaside town of Filey on the East Yorkshire coast, for me one its most endearing qualities is its people, and how friendly they are, no more so than on a morning whilst they are preparing for the hustle and bustle of tourism to kick in. I’ve noticed this greater since getting my little ‘mans-best-friend’, she really loves its beach and getting up for an early morning walk for the papers, no matter where we stop, or how far away it is, we’ll wander of into town ‘rain or shine’ …recently we even did a 5.30am walk ‘excited doggie’, despite this, it’s on these walks that you get to meet the ‘real’ and friendly people of Filey, I don’t think I’ve actual met someone who’s not is willing to say hello back or even propose the hello first. This is such a delightful character for its population of nearly 7000, something which my suburb town of CrossGates (with its meagre population 2200) doesn’t seem to have.
Over the Easter break we encamped again in the beautifully refurbished Abbots Leigh Guest House for 3 days of R&R, under the friendly control of Stephanie and Chris, who like me share a great passion for the art and heritage of Filey. Over these days I managed to grasp a few special ‘me-times’ to wander again with ‘Trusty the Camera’, doing a 3 hour night shoot (which I’ll blog about later) and a wet and wild day on the beach which provided some profoundly atmospheric scenes to capture.
10 thoughts on “Good Morning Filey”
I have special affinity with Filey. I met my wife there in 1979. We’re still together and we visit Filey at least once a year.
Spectacular images, BTW.
My Wife had never been until we met nearly 25 years ago, but she really loves it now.
WOW! I have just visited this special page and Filey! Fascinated me dear Carl, your photographs are amazing, I just dream now to travel there…. Thank you, have a nice day, love, nia
Thanks Nia, it’s a place were you can truly unwind and relax with no frills, but with just nature and the sea… Bliss 🙂
WONDERFUL …. Just adore that photo with the cliffs – the storm photo.
Have never heard about Filey before – your photos have made me realize that I have missed out on something very special. And congratulations to the “Freshly Pressed” I’m looking forward to what you will share with us .. after the Easter break.
What a lovely place … the B&B … and the rates are just fantastic. Now I’m really envy.
Their a wonderful couple who run it as well
Lovely place … hope you will get the weather too. *smile
Lovely pictures of Filey beach, looks like going towards Hunmanby, from what I recall of it. I spent a week in the area in July 1995, based in Driffield, walking the surrounding district each day. A beautiful part of England, as you say, largely unspoilt by modern ways. 🙂
It really is an un-spoilt part of the country…I’m in need of visit this as I’m missing the place