Spurn - today

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Spurn - today

Postby Whickham » Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:28 pm

I had to go to Hull today on business ("well somebody has to" to quote a well known Hull-Goolie) and finished my meeting early. In the old days I would have gone down to Hull Docks for a few photos, but they have armed gards on the gates these days. So I then remembered seeing all those fine photos posted here, taken from Spurn.

Well I'd never been to Spurn so thought it worth a little trip out. I then had to fork out £4 just to get in there!

I then drove down to the large car park at the end and viewed . . . .nowt as they say up here. Well nearly nowt.

Kess.jpg

At maximum zoom and

Pilot.jpg


Two very expensive photos.

But at least I have been to Spurn now.
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Re: Spurn - today

Postby Patrick Hill » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:00 pm

Hopefully heading that way this weekend but by water, costs us a bit more than £4 though ;)
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Re: Spurn - today

Postby northeast » Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:13 pm

Didn't know the road was open again to the public (or even to Tynesiders) as it was washed away a few months ago and only the pilots were getting down across the sandy part.
If there are ships moving, you need to walk another 10-15 minutes to the very end to get photos of passing vessels (walk via shore or narrow paths through the scrubland down the centre.
Nice on a sunny day!
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Re: Spurn - today

Postby Whickham » Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:02 am

Thanks George. Wasn't dressed for too much walking through the scrub but did have a wander round. There was a "road closed" sign shown at the hut where they collect the money, but fortunately a guy came straight over to me. He said the road was open till the next high tide so wanted to know how long I would be. The timing was OK for me as I couldn't stay long. He said the sand had been scraped off the road so it was OK to pass through. When I got to the large car park at the end there were about 10 cars there already. So I guess the road is only partly open.
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Re: Spurn - today

Postby northeast » Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:30 am

The motivation of that guy was clearly to get £4 out of the infamous Waller Wallet .... we're a cunning lot down here, bet he had just been down and swept that road when your approach was detected on his GPS (Geordie Passing System).
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Re: Spurn - today

Postby Whickham » Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:39 am

Don't tell Kevin that the wallet was open. He said he wanted photo proof next time.
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Re: Spurn - today

Postby northeast » Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:25 pm

Spurn Point is presently an island at High Water, the pilots are getting through between tides with their Land Rover but it's a no-go for anyone else wanting to get down there, and 'road' such as it is will not be reinstated before the Spring (report from Steve the pilot).
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Re: Spurn - today

Postby northeast » Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:05 am

Following the December storm surge, Spurn is now a permanent island at high water ... it seems increasingly unlikely that the road way will be re-instated
The former road floods at a 6.0m tide.
This radar view was captured yesterday by pilot Steve.
SPURN_04_JAN_2014_Copy_.jpg
Photo by Steve, Humber Pilot
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