Sunday, 18 June 2017

bacon and eggs?

18th June 2017, Newton Point, 11am

Bird's Foot Trefoil is also known as 'eggs and bacon' for obvious reasons.

This clump in particular caught my eye for the intensity of its colour in the bright, bright sun.


The beach was quiet enough for Daisy to get off the lead...



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Saturday, 17 June 2017

All blue

17th June 2017, Howick, 10:30am

All blue skies and blue seas on a fine walk from Howick to Low Newton.  29C but a cooling breeze. 



Thursday, 15 June 2017

wait a minute

15th June 2017, Embleton Bay, 8am

The view looked nice...


but even nicer  a few minutes later when the sun came out...



It's wild flower season and the 'Bloody Cranesbill' is in great profusion.  It's Northumberland's county flower.




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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Sunset Cruise to The Farnes

13th June 2017, Farne Islands, 7pm

We went out on a last minute sunset cruise this evening to the Farnes with Andrew Douglas and Serenity Boats. Plenty to see. It's nice to be spontaneous now and again and visit some of our local special places!..









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Back Home

After a week away in Orkney it's taken a while to get myself sorted back into routine.

4th June 2017, Howick, 5pm

We were having fun in the sun. I generally get one chance to take a photo then she sticks her tongue out and walks right close to the camera.





5th June 2017, Beadnell Bay, 4pm

Bit grim this afternoon



7th June 2017, Newton Point, 4pm

I sat on Newton Point just now - warm in the sun with a fresh breeze on my face watching a barn owl quartering her patch while skylarks sang above and the breaking waves shone all the way to Beadnell. It's a grand place this (but ask me again tomorrow when the rain's back)  


9th June 2017, Embleton Bay, 7am

It was the general election yesterday and political chaos has been unleashed. Meanwhile, back in the real world, it seems like just another day...





11th June 2017, Embleton Bay, 7:30am

A hint of how warm June can be this morning. Daisy's been in the sea. I wasn't THAT warm...



12th June 2017, Newton Point, 4pm

Never seen a hare up here before. She'll be stopping on the lead today...


It's all looking a bit Caribbean around here (apart from the brisk wind...)


Thursday, 25 May 2017

the smell of the ocean

25th May 2017, Embleton Bay, 8am

Very quiet on the beach but it was beautifully warm.  As we walked along the edge of the sea Daisy was keeping cool in the water so I ventured a toe in too.  The water was still freezing cold but very refreshing.

As we walked a cold wind suddenly wafted across the beach carrying the distinct salty tang of the ocean.  The cool air was refreshing and Daisy's panting breath was condensing in the cold like a winter's morning.


There's one figure on the beach if you look closely...


25th May 2017, Football Hole, 2pm

It's stayed sunny and warm all day but there's a blissful cool breeze.  It's now high tide and the sand is glowing beneath the turquoise water.  I remember my Mum loved to see this on the W. coast of Scotland - "just like the Caribbean" she would say though she'd never been there...





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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

dramatic pose

24th May 2017, Dunstanburgh, 7:30am

It was really warm when we set off up the golf course.  Daisy was panting not smiling!



Suddenly, when we reached the top, the wind had picked up and the sun had gone behind a sheet of cloud.  Neither me nor Daisy like the heat so we were glad to cool off in the wind...

Daisy was so chilled she pulled a dramatic pose.



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