Thursday, 19 April 2018


19th April 2018, Embleton Bay, 8am

Properly warm.  Daisy cooled her paws in the sea and I was only wearing 3 layers and summer trousers.  Lovely!

Wednesday, 18 April 2018


18th April 2018, Embleton Bay, 8am

I tell people that i record the landscape as I find it - whatever the weather but i am sometimes guilty of only recording remarkable weather and leaving the grey days to themselves.

This morning was unremarkable in its featureless greyness.

shaggy dog tail

17th April 2018, Dunstanburgh, 8am

Someone's been digging into this WW2 dugout which previously was just a depression in the grass.  It's interesting to see the structure of the stonework.  This is one of 10 "weapons pits" that were part of a trench and dugout system around a pillbox close to Dunstanburgh castle.  Personally I wouldn't dig around too much or it could all blow up in your face!

17th April 2018, Newton Point, 3pm

Warm but windy and Daisy's fur was in a state!

The clouds were beautiful

Monday, 16 April 2018

mist retreating

16th April 2018, Embleton Bay, 8am

At last a warm day.  Daisy was warm enough to cool her paws.

The last tendrils of the morning fog seemed reluctant to release their grip on the castle towers.  I live for photographic opportunities like this.

Saturday, 14 April 2018

sisters together

14th April 2018, Dunstanburgh, 7:15am

At last a hint of sunlight.

As the seasons roll by the sunrise becomes more inaccessible.

I was out at 7:15 this morning but that was more than an hour after sunrise. Still there can be beautiful light at any time and I was there just in time for the first of the day's sun to peak out from the mist and clouds that were retreating off to the East.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

water, water, everywhere

10th April 2018, Dunstanburgh, 7:30am

It was raining - a lot.  My first set of waterproofs was soaked by the end of the dog walk...

10th April 2018, Roughting Linn, 10am

...and into my 2nd set of waterproofs to lead a damp archaeology walk to Roughting Linn.  the waterfall was in fine voice.

Monday, 9 April 2018

on a blue morning

9th April 2018, Embleton Bay, 7:30am

A beautiful blue morning.  As the sunrise gets earlier, the compensation is that our dog walk coincides with the shadows of the morning sun.

9th April 2018, Cullernose Point, 4pm

Following the blue morning comes the grey afternoon as the fret rolled in off the sea.