The triangle day was a joint venture between the RSPB and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust to highlight the potential for nature tourism in East Yorkshire. The trip was featured on BBC's Look North and was attended by local hoteliers and business people as well as those involved in promoting and protecting East Yorkshire wildlife. A party of tourism entrepreneurs from Finland also joined the trip, keen to promote tourism and nature tourism links between our two countries. The highlight of the day was a three hour cruise aboard the Yorkshire Belle to see the birds of Bridlington, Flamborough Head and Bempton Cliffs at sea level and at much closer quarters than usual. It was also interesting to see the spectacular geological faults in the cliff face from below and to note how the birds use these natural ledges to nest on.
A seafood lunch prepared by Gerard Baker using local produce was served at Flamborough South Landing followed by a guided nature reserve walk and shore search. A good day was had by all.
Very good views of everyone's favourites the Puffins from the Yorkshire Belle
Puffin, Guillemots and a Razorbill
.....and more Guillemots