Sunday 28 February 2016

freedom to roam

28th Feb 2016, Embleton Bay, 7am

As I walked from The Skaith this morning, along the beach and up over the dunes there was a photographer who all that time stood in one place with his tripod rooted to the spot.

I'm sure he got some great shots but I like to roam free, to discover new angles and I love being surprised by what's round the corner.

Wednesday 24 February 2016

hit the beach early

24th Feb 2016, Low Newton, 6am

After long winter months of wandering the local woods by starlight (which is magical and wonderful in its own way) me and Daisy hit the beach for the first light of dawn this morning...

The cloud shapes reminded me of the horse-head nebula and other star clouds.

Monday 22 February 2016

pause for appreciation

22nd February 2016, Beadnell Bay, 5pm

We saw this so Daisy and me paused our run.  She had a drink and cooled her paws in the river while I snapped the sunset.

reflective morning

21st February 2016, Beadnell bay, 8am

A reflective morning. Hoping the fresh air and a quick run before breakfast would clear my head.

21st February 2016, Newton Point, 4pm

 waddling around with a tummy full of Sunday lunch...

Thursday 18 February 2016

Running North and South, Looking East and West

18th Feb 2016, Beadnell Bay, 5pm

My running training is controlled by an app and eventually the lady in my ears says "reduce your pace to an easy walk" and me and Daisy get to play.

I had deliberately added a loop to my run today so I ended up beside these gulls and this patch of wet sand that I'd run past a few minutes before.

Looking East away from the sunset...

Looking West after the sun has gone behind the dunes.

Friday 12 February 2016

Sunrise walk

12th Feb 2016, Enbleton Bay, 7am A day off means a later than normal walk and a gentle dawn became a beautiful sunrise.

We arrived at The Skaith in the half-light of the coming dawn

In a while, up on the top of the dunes, Daisy watched inland while I watched the sun rising from the sea.

I love using the phone for photography and it can produce stunning panoramas...

Lovely to capture this wee wren sitting on his grassy stalk.

Wednesday 10 February 2016

Sunset run

10th Feb 16 Long Nanny 4:30pm

I had to pause tonight's run when I saw the sunset reflected in the water. The Long Nanny floods at spring tide but not always to such spectacular effect!

Monday 8 February 2016


8th Feb 2016, Embleton Bay, 4:30pm

I noticed the ripples on The Skaith made a similar pattern to the ripples in the sand.

Sunday 7 February 2016

Sunrise walk

7th Feb 2016, Embleton Bay, 8am

Just in time for sunrise this morning and the beach was blissfully empty.

Daisy prefers doggy company and she met a couple of pals later on so we both went home happy!

Friday 5 February 2016


5th February 2016, Howick Shore, 5pm

Moody skies as the light faded

Tuesday 2 February 2016

Nacreous clouds

2nd Feb 2016, Alnwick, 1pm

Lots of reports of nacreous clouds today. They are very high altitude clouds and are also called rainbow clouds for obvious reasons.

The word nacre means 'mother-of-pearl'.

Our planet truly is a beautiful world.

Sunset sky

1st Feb 2016, Newton Point, 5pm

My after-work walks are now in daylight and they end just as the sun sets.
The strong wind chased the clouds across the sky revealing the multilayered sunset behind them.

Monday 1 February 2016

winter colour

31st January 2016,  4pm, Howick

On a grey winter day it's nice to look for textures in black and white but it's surprising what colour there is. Today we walked past Sea Buckthorn and an amazing Witch Hazel at Howick.


30th January 2016, Newton Point, 3pm

Lovely to see and feel the sun even if the wind was still fierce.