Monday, 3 August 2020

one wheel

3rd August 2020, Alnmouth, 7:30am

The unicyclist seems to be a regular visitor now.  I got a photo of him this time...

Friday, 31 July 2020

one of those mornings

31st July 2020, Alnmouth, 7am

One of those cool, quiet mornings when you know it's going to get busy and warm later...

The passing tide 
leaves pools and patterns. 
A different arrangement twice a day 
Which is why there’s something new to photograph 
Every morning. 
If you take the time to find it.

There's lots of samphire around here (if you know where to find it) and this is its season. This is one piece that had washed up on the sand.

Daisy was enjoying socialising with the other dogs (and owners).

Thursday, 30 July 2020

upstaged by dolphins

30th July 2020, Warkworth, 7am

We had a lazy but fairly long walk.

First unusual sight was a unicyclist pedalling unreadily past.

But we was upstaged by a pod of dolphins (or maybe porpoises) heading south just off the beach.

Daisy set the pace from the rear

To be fair it's often me that halts our walk for photography reasons.

A very clever young friend of mine showed me this technique so I thought I'd try it.  I might try it again.

seeking quiet

29th July 2020, Warkworth, 8am

The sun was shining just for Daisy...

29th July 2020, Warkworth, 12noon

After a nice long cycle I eventually found a quiet spot.  I wish I'd brought a sarnie.

29th July 2020, Newton Point, 5pm

Back on one of our favourite spots.  The beach below us was still busy but gradually emptied as the afternoon wore on.

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

crowd scenes

28th July 2020, Warkworth, 7:30am

Watching the patterns in the sea and a minute later my hat blew into the sea fortunately retrieved (somewhat playfully) by a helpful Daisy.

28th July 2020, Bamburgh, 10am

You may or may not know that LS Lowry loved to visit Northumberland on his holidays - mostly Berwick. If he'd seen Bamburgh beach today he'd have enjoyed the crowd scene...

Monday, 27 July 2020

bleakly beautiful

27th July 2020, Howick to Craster, 7am

A bleakly beautiful walk as a rainy morning cast a monochrome filter over the landscape.

27th July 2020, Alnmouth, 5pm

After a long wet day the sun finally came out and we headed down the bumpy beach road.  There was still a bit of weather about though.

Down on the beach the wind picked up and Daisy couldn't open her eyes for a photo...

Sunday, 26 July 2020

perfect wandering

26th July 2020, Warkworth, 8:30am

It's that time of year when there are poppies (and other wild flowers) here and there in the fields. In this case they were conveniently accessible, I had my camera and a few minutes to spare... 

Poppy seeds can lie dormant for a long time and spring into life when the soil is disturbed. I seem to recall hearing that the craters from explosions in WW1 brought poppy seeds to the surface which is why they flowered across the battlefields.

Perfect wandering down the beach...