It’s some years since we visited Bempton Cliffs in North Yorkshire and we had a fabulous day there yesterday. The sun shone, the birds cried and wheeled in the sky, we saw puffins and had a paddle down on the beach in Filey. As we walked along the cliffs I spotted a most unusual sight.

I claim the prize for the most caterpillars in one spot. Does anyone know what they are? Apart from this I was inspired by the colours of the sea as I viewed the rocks beneath it.

The picture doesn’t do it justice really but it’s the best I managed and it has framed a gannet in flight. Gannets have to be my favourite seabirds. So elegant.

P.S. A look in our butterfly identification book (yes a book not the internet) suggests they’ll become peacock butterflies.