Sunday, 18 March 2018

too cold?

18th March 2018, Newton Point, 7:30am

An inch of snow overnight and the intense cold wind still blows.

The oyster catchers were hunkered down a bit on the beach so we kept well away from them (600mm lens)

Daisy loves this weather. Her fur is built for the cold and she gets too hot in the summer. Same with me really!

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Sunny in Beadnell

17th March 2018, Newton Point, 3pm

I wanted to find a sheltered and safe vantage point to photograph the magnificent waves.  I also wanted interesting light.

The snow showers were rattling over so quickly that the sunny spells lasted literally seconds.

As usual it was sunny in Beadnell!

Daisy was anxious because her Mum was sheltering in the dunes and she wanted to reunite the pack!

Friday, 16 March 2018

a spot of colour

16th March 2018, Embleton Bay, 8am

A grim morning with a 45 mph Easterly wind and horizontal rain.  The sea is angry and foaming with rage.

16th March 2018, Christon Bank, 3pm

You don’t expect to find much in the way of colour at this time of year.  Nor do you expect much in the way of fungus but these scarlet elf cups (sarcoscypha austriaca) are colourful beauties to brighten up a grey day.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

wind's up

15th March 2018, Embleton Bay, 8am

The wind is picking up out of the east again and the sea is raging noisily in the bay.  The sun looks damp and seems to be hanging listlessly in the sky.

I really hope the bad forecast for the weekend isn't as bad as last time.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

on being sociable (for dogs)

14th March 2018, Embleton Bay, 8am

Daisy is much more sociable than me and while I enjoy the occasional company of friends on a walk, Daisy would play with her doggy pals every day.

We hadn't met Larry the lurcher in a while and seeing these two run together is a beautiful thing.

14th March 2018, Newton Point, 3pm

I sheltered from the wind while Daisy enjoyed the breeze in her fur. We sat and watched the world go by in our own different ways.

on being sociable

13th March 2018, Football Hole, 4pm

After a full day of being sociable at the tourism fair in Alnwick it was nice to get a lung-full of fresh air and gaze at the empty beach.

Sunday, 11 March 2018

worthwhile endeavours

11th march 2018, Newton Point, 6:30am

Up in time for sunrise and a wonderful run for a few kms with Daisy lurching around beside me (and sometimes not)