Monday, 3 September 2012

Bempton cruises in September

Sail out into the North Sea into the heart of the migrating seabird action as many species pass by on their way south for the winter.  They can include Arctic Skuas and Arctic Terns, as well as Gannets, auks, Gulls, Manx and Sooty Shearwaters, many of which — tempted by the ‘chum’ (cocktail of smelly fish bits!) that is thrown overboard — can be seen at close quarters right alongside the boat. Boats run on:

Saturday 8th September at 9.00am

Saturday 15th September at 9.00am

Sunday 23rd September at 9.00am

Saturday 29th September at 3.30pm

Saturday 6th October at 9.00am

As usual these will be aboard the MV Yorkshire Belle, sailing from Bridlington Harbour out into the North Sea to where the latest reports indicate there are migrating seabirds such as Arctic and Great Skuas, Sooty, Balearic and Manx Shearwaters plus many terns and plenty of Little Gulls.  They last up to 3½ hours and cost £18 per adult. Booking is strongly recommended as they can get full, and this can be done by phoning the RSPB Bempton Cliffs cruise office on 01262 850959 and paying by debit/credit card over the phone.

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