Saturday, 15 May 2010

Spurning the Cup Final

Where were you when Didier sealed Chelsea's first Double? 
The Slushes were at "Spon 'Ole" walking the Point...

The FA Cup has long since lost its attraction to many people.  Indeed, last season when Hull City - with as poor a record in the competition as any team - enjoyed a run to the quarter-finals, manager Phil Brown wasn't once tempted to put out his "first choice" team.  That shows just how low down the pecking order the most famous trophy in domestic football has slipped.
At one time it would have been unheard of for me to leave the front room during Cup Final day, let alone the house.  But as Chelsea and Portsmouth prepared to face each other at Wembley this afternoon, that's just what I did.
The delights of Spurn Point provided a more than adequate alternative.
Here's a pictorial account of our little jaunt, beginning at the car park on the River Humber side and walking around the Point on the beach before coming back to the car park from the North Sea shore (& check out how close those boats get)

...Back where we started
To find out more about the history of Spurn Point and the neighbouring area in this wild and wonderful part of East Yorkshire, check out the Spurn, Kilnsea & Easington Local Studies Group web site or that of Hidden Holderness.  You will find plenty of reasons thereon for wanting to visit the place yourself...just in case these photographs haven't already convinced you.
We rounded our visit off by popping into the Crown & Anchor at nearby Kilnsea, where a delicious pint of Timothy Taylor Landlord was enjoyed outside whilst sat watching more traffic heading up and down the Humber Estuary.
Now, what score was the Cup Final again?

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