We arrived at Skipsea Sands Holiday Park at the scheduled time of four o’clock, located our accommodation and began to unload the car.
Within seconds a family of ducks arrived at the caravan door.
These birds must be really smart, they know that four o’clock on Monday is new arrivals time and they hung around looking for food. I imagine mother duck gets the baby ducks ready, tells them to look cute and do a bit of begging and they will be set for the week,
We didn’t have any suitable duck food (bread is not good for them apparently) so we had no offerings. Five minutes later a car pulled up opposite and started to unload and they waddled off to try their luck there instead. In five days we never saw them again.
Which brings me to Puffins.
Every summer Puffins arrive for the breeding season at nearby Bempton Cliffs and this year some bright spark at the Yorkshire Tourist Board came up with the idea of a Puffin trail in Hull and East Riding.
There are forty-three of them but we only found six…
I can only imagine it is quite a chore to try and find all forty-three, rather like searching for the Holy Grail.
Later a family arrived at the next door caravan, they moved in with what seemed enough supplies to last a whole month and an inflatable paddling pool. After they went out some aquatic birds arrived and in view of the hot weather and the adjacent dry stream were more (t)hen happy to jump in…
After evening meal we went for a walk along the coastal path…
… and reflected on a very, very good day.