E.J.Wilkins

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photoblog image Inland beach at Grassington

Inland beach at Grassington


This August in - Grassington -  Wharfedale, North Yorkshire I spotted this idyllic beach - clearly no danger of drowning or shark attack here!

Unfortunately that weekend was probably the worst weekend of the summer, with torrential rain most of the time. What a beautiful area it is though, much more to offer than open moorland.

If you'd like to see where Grassington is, it's - here -
The village website is - here -

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Inland beach at Grassington


This August in - Grassington -  Wharfedale, North Yorkshire I spotted this idyllic beach - clearly no danger of drowning or shark attack here!

Unfortunately that weekend was probably the worst weekend of the summer, with torrential rain most of the time. What a beautiful area it is though, much more to offer than open moorland.

If you'd like to see where Grassington is, it's - here -
The village website is - here -

...

The picture is uncropped and unedited apart from resizing and copyrighting for uploading
.

comments (12)

A charming picture here Ellie of a ridiculous but rather novel idea
Querky image of eccentric Yorkshire ;-) ;-) richard
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Oct 2008, 09:53
The lengths Yorkshire folk will go to to save a bob or two! "Fuel crisis - no need to go to Skeggy, lets bring the beach to us!" Joking aside this is a super shot that encapsulates just how delightfully mad the British can be.
EJWilkins: A wonderfully creative nation, aren't we wink
Great photo Ellie - did you go on "the beach" in between rain sessions?
What a lovely idea, and yes, Blackdog, Richard and Chris are right. The British are mad, and eccentric and quirky! That's why the world wants to visit Britain and its curious countryside and towns.
What a great find Ellie
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 11 Oct 2008, 14:28
Great idea well spotted
  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 11 Oct 2008, 17:23
I admire the ingenuity that went into this. The lamp post on the beach is the crowning touch. smile
EJWilkins: It is rather, and almost takes it to the realms of Narnia
This sort of thing is becoming popular everywhere these days Ellie, but I never thought I would see it in a small Yorkshire village.
EJWilkins: No. I'd heard of them importing sand to the Thames to make temporary beaches, but hadn't expected to see this in the middle of Wharfedale. Seemed to have been popular, but not that day because of the weather
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Oct 2008, 22:50
I notice there are no people - is there a reason for this, I wonder? Perhaps it is the lack of water! Delightfully strange photo.
Ingrid
EJWilkins: There weren't any people because the weather was truly dreadful, the streets were running with water and, although it doesn't show, when I took this picture it was raining.
So much colour on a cloudy day! This is a cool idea -- the inland beach.

Thanks for sharing, as always Ellie!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 12 Oct 2008, 15:02
This is a new urban phenomenon we know in Germany too- since about three years- in Berlin- beach at the Spree bank , M√ľnster- beach at the old harbour- I find it a nice, although a little crazy idea which attracts many young people indeed, especially on warm summer evenings, often connected with Disco parties - during day children can play while their mothers or fathers are talking with each other- there are more and more poor or 'ashamed poor' in our country people who have no money to travel away... I like your colourful picture!
  • Steve
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Oct 2008, 22:35
Blinkin' 'eck Ellie. I was here myself in August, 23rd-25th. Hope things are ok with you.

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