Monday, 22 October 2018

Happy Anniversary

22nd October 2018, Dunstanburgh, 8am

The first post on this blog was 21st October 2008

To mark the 10th anniversary I thought I would revisit the same spot that appeared back in the first couple of days of the blog.

I knew the sunrise alignment would be the same but the weather conditions and the colour of the sky turned out to be the same too.

Sunday, 21 October 2018


21st October 2018, Embleton Bay, 7:30am

Back to our favourite spot above Embleton Bay (after a week away in Scotland).

The wind was in our ears and we watched a sunrise where we never actually saw the sun.

Twelve other dogs on the beach at 7:30 this morning so we sat up high on the dunes and let them get on with it.

Sunday, 14 October 2018

one shot

14th October 2018, Dunstanburgh, 7:30am

The grey sky held no prospect of a bright sunrise but then colours spread quickly across the sky.

Soon the brightness faded as quickly as it had come and the sun rose from the horizon quietly into the clouds.

I took one photograph.  There is something quite satisfying about that.


12th October 2018, Football Hole, 4pm

Stormy winds and scudding clouds.  briefly the sun broke through the crowds and lit up the waves as the raged into the beach.

13th October 2018, Embleton Bay, 5pm

A long day of non-stop rain with a stiff breeze on its tail.  Eventually it cleared away and we headed out.  It was high tide and spring tide and so there was little or no beach.

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

the hole story

10th October 2018, Embleton Bay, 7:30am

There was no-one else here.

We walked up and down the beach and no-one appeared.

We sat down and Daisy dug a hole and still no-one came.

Eventually we had to go so we left the empty beach for whoever came by...

This cygnet is still hanging about.  I've watched two young swans grow up and seen them trying to learn to fly off the water.  The sibling has now flown but this one remains.

Trails of fresh water percolating through the sand from under the dunes.

Birds crossing (Oyster Catcher prints)

Daisy's excavation.

Sunday, 7 October 2018

shifting sands

7th October 2018, Long Nanny and Beadnell Bay, 7am

We walked up to Long Nanny as the high clouds were painted with the colours of a new day.

Then back down the beach as the sun appeared over the horizon.  With every step there was a different foreground to the sunrise backdrop.  (Although I couldn't resist posting these first two which are two different compositions from the same location)

Saturday, 6 October 2018


6th October 2018, Embleton Bay, 4pm

Daisy was trying for "windblown and interesting"...