At last the northerner moves back north (not quite all the way but to Yorkshire at least!).

After 20 years living in London, over a decade of them coming home to the same front door, it wasn’t easy to leave. London has given me a husband and a family; the most amazing and deep friendships; travels and an exciting career ‘In the Thick of It’; lots of gin and laughter; and very many hair styles and colours.

But time for a new challenge up north – something we’d hoped to do pre-Brexit, but which the pandemic, ironically, has made possible with home working more accessible than ever. And I can now proudly call. myself a North Yorkshire photographer and artist.

Of course one of the first things I did was head to the coast! It’s over 20 years since I last visited Filey but the fish and chips and the lashing of rain did not disappoint!

Overhead view of the sea splashing against the sea wall in Filey North Yorkshire
Sea spray splashing against the wall in Filey, North Yorkshire
view of the sea in greens and browns at Filey North Yorkshire
The strandline as the tide goes out at Filey North Yorkshire
view across the sands at Filey North Yorkshire
railings on the sea front at Filey in the rain
closed up beach huts in red, yellow and blue at Filey sea front North Yorkshire
the horizon as viewed from Filey promenade North Yorkshire June 2021

Welcome to our Coast to Coast loop. We are a group of photographers from around the world, from timezones as far flung as Australia to Canada and in between, each with a different seascape. Coast to Coast aims to document our changing sea views and perspectives – both literal and philosophical – of what the sea means to us, month to month through the changing seasons. To follow the loop go to the lovely Ann Owen.