Friday, 24 March 2023


 24th March 2023, Warkworth, 8am

Today's mood inspired a haiku:

A spot out the wind

Where I watch the empty beach

For a little while

In the other direction the sky blended leftover sunrise colours with showery clouds, high cirrus and patches of blue.

Thursday, 23 March 2023

B & B

 23rd March 2023, Embleton Bay, 9am, 

Bright and breezy sums it up...

Tuesday, 21 March 2023


 21st March 2023, Buston, 3pm

A very high tide.

I'm not much of a bird photographer but these resting bar-tailed godwits caught my eye and I had a long enough lens to catch them snoozing through the high tide without disturbing them.

Friday, 17 March 2023

just because

 17th March 2023, Warkworth, 8am

Suddenly it's warm as toast - or at least 10C feels nice and warm!

A lovely run along to Alnmouth estuary and back with a break up at the cross to get my breath back but also just because out was beautiful.

Thursday, 16 March 2023

seeing things

16th March 2023, Newton Point, 9am

The rain has been and gone leaving a flat grey morning. But the lack of dramatic light is made up for by the birdsong and calls of yellowhammer, skylarks, great tits, oyster catchers and curlew and a brief appearance by a barn owl wafting along the hedge line.  That was all before I met my guild walk clients.

In the end we saw 26 species of bird by the end of  our guided walk.

15th March 2023, Hauxley, 8am

Beautiful textures in the sky

Yesterday the sea was in such a rage it threw all the toys out the pram.

Patterns in the sandstone.

Some see seagulls, some see stress fractures filled with quartz mineral.

Some see faces, some see angels.

Tuesday, 14 March 2023


 March 14th 2023, Bamburgh, 9am

The anti-tank blocks at Bamburgh have been painted again.

The children's alphabet blocks are new in the last week or two.

I expect there will be some people who are indignant about this.  I quite like the brightness.

Recent stormy weather has riled the sea and waves threw themselves at the back of stag rock.