Friday, 3 July 2020

pace of life

3rd July 2020, Buston, 8am

This is the first time I've found a live starfish.  He was moving around the seaweed very slowly.  

It was pleasant to slow down to his pace of life for a few moments.

Meanwhile this big lummox was running around the beach like a puppy.  It's nice to see her back to life.

Thursday, 2 July 2020

last of the quiet days

2nd July 2020, Buston, 8am

This hare greeted us on the road.  Daisy gave him a hard stare.  I think he was a young one but he soon decided he didn't like the look of a lurcher and turned heel back down the way he'd come.

These quiet days 
Are drawing to an end 
And there is just one patch of blue 
Reflected on an empty beach 
A welcome reminder of summer 
On a chilly morning

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

on the cold coaly beach

1st July 2020, Newbiggin, 1pm

Henry looks good against the back sand of the N beach.  The black sand is coal dust.

1st July 2020, Warkworth, 5pm

Back closer to home.  It was as chilly as winter down on the sand.

The pebbles in this corner of the beach are fantastic in their colourful variety.

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

not working

30th June 2020, Budle Bay, 8am

I never thought I would be off work for 3 months without being very ill.

But nothing is normal anymore.

I had two work related meetings up the coast  this morning so I took the opportunity to visit a favourite spot.  

I loved being back here and Daisy loved it too.

Monday, 29 June 2020

walking with an umbrella

29th June 2020, Warkworth, 8am

The inky dark sky of last night's storm is at last passing over the sea and far away. 

Memories already fade of trudging through grey puddles with the colourless world hidden from view as we walk with our heads bowed under our hoods. 

Here, back on the beach (which for so long was a forbidden no-man's-land) the warm sun peeks out from the clouds giving us hope of warm weather returning. 

But now and then a few drops of rain are carried on a distant wind from the west and they remind us that there will always be a chance of rain. 

This is surely just as it has always been. 
And so life goes on... 

Thanks our NHSheroes - You are our umbrella for the rainy days of life

A coaly heart

Sunday, 28 June 2020


28th June 2020, Embleton Bay, 10am

Very breezy - it was a bit like being sandblasted sometimes...

Back in the car and the spaniels were watching the biscuits from the back of the car.

Friday, 26 June 2020

burning mist

26th June 2020, Buston, 6:30am

Up early at is was such a beautiful sunny morning.

After just 2 miles to the coast it was misty and cool. - Perfect weather for a photographer as it was burning off all the time so I knew there would be interesting views to be had...