Saturday, 19 January 2019

peaceful quiet

19th Jan 2019, Long Nanny, 8am

Not a lot of colour around this morning as a misty greyness hung over the beach. Everything was very calm and quiet with the recently roaring sea having settled down a bit.

At the Long Nanny the curlews and wigeon were quietly calling their morning messages to each other and one of the loudest sounds was the gulls splashing fresh water onto their feathers.

We moved quietly through the landscape and turned back for home so as not to disturb the peaceful scene but even as we headed off in the opposite direction the wigeons, uneasy on their patch of salt marsh, took flight with an explosion of wingbeats. No sooner were they aloft that they glided back down and found themselves a spot further up the river safely on the water where they continued their whistling conversations undisturbed.

It was a morning to look for shapes rather than colours and a bit of monochrome seemed to fit the mood.

Friday, 18 January 2019

clearly cold

18th Jan 19, Embleton Bay, 7:30am

An early walk well before dawn but still light in the sky

Cold in the dawn light
Curlews’ piping calls ring clear
Above morning waves.

18th Jan 2019, Embleton Bay, 10am

Back for an HPB walk and the light was beautiful although the day was freezing cold.  A bowl of soup at the Ship Inn went down very well...

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

a new angle

16th Jan 2019, Bamburgh, 11am

A wander around Bamburgh Castle on a PhotoWalk today.

With such a distinctive landmark it's a challenge to find a new angle.

The old familiar angle from the car park isn't bad though...

new ground

15th January 2019, Seahouses, 3pm

Not far from where I live but only the second time I've walked on this beach as it's often quite busy.

Not busy today.  We walked up and down and explored the cliffs and WW2 remains as the colours changed in the sky.

Monday, 14 January 2019

grey to gold

14th Jan 2019, Embleton Bay, 8am

At 8am it was all very grey from sea to sky and I didn't anticipate much of a sunrise.

By half past some colour had appeared at the edge of the clouds

...and a few minutes later the beach was bathed in golden light

This little wooden boat sits in the window of one of the bungalows and it seemed to be afloat in the reflected sea.

Sunday, 13 January 2019

windy morning

13th January 2019, Embleton Bay, 8:30am

The wind was the thing this morning. It brought beautiful waves lit by the sunrise for me and  big surf for the surfers.

On a smaller scale it carved pedestals for the seashells but the sand was flying too close to the camera for comfort!

Saturday, 12 January 2019


12th January 2019, Budle Bay, 14:30

A busy Saturday and we headed N of Bamburgh to Budle Bay as the sun sank and threw its golden light out over the windy landscape.

I had no expectations of what photographs I would get - or if I would find any, but I always hope there will be something unexpected that catches my eye.

We walked past the happy but tired windsurfers and up to the WW2 coastal battery which framed the view nicely.

The view NE to Lindisfarne framed from the window of Budle bay coastal battery - This was the site of a WW2 heavy artillery gun. (I believe it was a 25 pdr if you're asking!)