Tuesday, 23 April 2019

things people leave behind

23rd April 2019, Beadnell Bay, 7am

And the weekend crowds
They’ve all gone home
Back to their daily grind
But we’re still here
Watching the waves
And no one seems to mind

We wander up and down the beach
But all we ever find
Is solitude and peace
The things
The others leave behind



late walk

20th April 2019, Beadnell Bay, 4pm

We waited until most of the day trippers had gone for the day and had a fine walk.






Friday, 19 April 2019

Good Friday sunrise

19th April 2019, Embleton Bay, 5:30am

Up very early with Lucy and the dogs to get to the beach for sunrise.

It was well worth the effort

Down on the sand
Our footprints they walk side by side
It feels like we’ve waited so long
For the turn of the tide











Thursday, 18 April 2019

eve of the storm

18th April 2019, Howick, 7am

It’s going to be hard to find solitude round here over the next few days so I’m appreciating this morning’s peace and tranquility.

Daisy dug one of her bigger holes while I sat and watched the sea.



Wednesday, 17 April 2019

bright spark

17th April 2019, Howick shore, 8am

Starting the day with Daisy on the coastal path at Howick is always a joy.  The early mist was rising and the sun was appearing from the haze.


17th April 2019, Bamburgh, 10am

A delightful couple of hours with a young photographer and her Mum.  Young people absorb information with a bright spark that lights up my day. It's a joy to teach them things.




17th April 2019, Alnmouth, 5pm

A hazy afternoon at Alnmouth made for a very atmospheric walk with the gang.






Tuesday, 16 April 2019

time to sit and stare

16th April 2019, Dunstanburgh, 7am

Seems like ages since we've been up here.  Daisy trotted quickly up to her favourite place where she loves to sit and take in the view.

I like the view myself and we had plenty of time so we chilled out for a bit.

WH Davies - Leisure

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare?—
No time to stand beneath the boughs,
And stare as long as sheep and cows:
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass:
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night:
No time to turn at Beauty’s glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance:
No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began?
A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.





Friday, 12 April 2019

cold chilli

12th April 2019, Embleton Bay, 8am

Chilly and grey this morning.  No-one else around but we didn't hang about very long ourselves and headed hone for breakfast and a day in front of the computer.