With all weddings, events, sports and charity work being put on hold during 2020 due to covid-19 I really needed to keep myself active, which of course wasn’t possible during lockdown. Thankfully now that we’ve had some easing of the lockdown I am seeking new places to photograph in my spare time.

Usually you will see me with a camera up to my eye, but all photos were taken with our drone. We are CAA licensed and felt it was a great opportunity to use the drone for aerial photography around East Yorkshire.

We headed to Hornsea seafront along with Mappleton beach. I was especially interested in capturing the erosion of the coast there just to give a different view. I do hope to photograph the Hornsea mere more, and for this I will have to seek permission from Wassand Estate. I did capture the mere from a distance as the rain was slowly moving in.

Hornsea mere is the largest freshwater lake in Yorkshire, and to have this natural beauty on our doorstep makes me feel so fortunate. It covers an area of 467 acres (1.89 km2), is 2 miles (3.2 km) long, 0.75 miles (1.2 km) at its widest point and 12 feet (3.7 m) at its deepest. The mere attracts bird watching, along with rowing and boat trips.

Below is a selection of aerial photography of Hornsea seafront and Mappleton.