Tuesday 30 April 2019

all this is ours

30th April 2019, Beadnell Bay, 7am

There's no-one here
Just us
The beach
And the sea


29th April 2019, Embleton Bay, 5pm

One of my favourite walks takes us by quiet fields and down onto the beach.

Daisy cooled her paws in the quiet sea.

Monday 29 April 2019

down south

28th April 2019, Low Hauxley, 8am

Three months ago I was introduced to the beach at Low Hauxley.  It's a good bit further south than my usual part of the world but it is a lovely beach with a great deal of interest and it looks out to Coquet Island.

Also 3 months ago Daisy met Henry for the first time.  Henry is now 6 months old and they're very good pals for all that they are very different dogs.

Friday 26 April 2019

irresistible waves

26th April 2019, Football Hole, 6:30am

Beautiful early sunlight as wandered through long grass wet from yesterday's rain and this morning's dew.

Down on the beach the waves were relentless.  Some days the endless energy and restlessness of the sea makes me seek out quieter spots hidden from the sound.

Thursday 25 April 2019

Bright Blue

25th April 2019, Howick shore, 8am


24th April 2019, Embleton bay, 10am

On today's PhotoWalk this couple kept walking past us in various photogenic locations. My clients started to think I'd employed them!

Tuesday 23 April 2019

things people leave behind

23rd April 2019, Beadnell Bay, 7am

And the weekend crowds
They’ve all gone home
Back to their daily grind
But we’re still here
Watching the waves
And no one seems to mind

We wander up and down the beach
But all we ever find
Is solitude and peace
The things
The others leave behind

late walk

20th April 2019, Beadnell Bay, 4pm

We waited until most of the day trippers had gone for the day and had a fine walk.

Friday 19 April 2019

Good Friday sunrise

19th April 2019, Embleton Bay, 5:30am

Up very early with Lucy and the dogs to get to the beach for sunrise.

It was well worth the effort

Down on the sand
Our footprints they walk side by side
It feels like we’ve waited so long
For the turn of the tide

Thursday 18 April 2019

eve of the storm

18th April 2019, Howick, 7am

It’s going to be hard to find solitude round here over the next few days so I’m appreciating this morning’s peace and tranquility.

Daisy dug one of her bigger holes while I sat and watched the sea.

Wednesday 17 April 2019

bright spark

17th April 2019, Howick shore, 8am

Starting the day with Daisy on the coastal path at Howick is always a joy.  The early mist was rising and the sun was appearing from the haze.

17th April 2019, Bamburgh, 10am

A delightful couple of hours with a young photographer and her Mum.  Young people absorb information with a bright spark that lights up my day. It's a joy to teach them things.

17th April 2019, Alnmouth, 5pm

A hazy afternoon at Alnmouth made for a very atmospheric walk with the gang.

Tuesday 16 April 2019

time to sit and stare

16th April 2019, Dunstanburgh, 7am

Seems like ages since we've been up here.  Daisy trotted quickly up to her favourite place where she loves to sit and take in the view.

I like the view myself and we had plenty of time so we chilled out for a bit.

WH Davies - Leisure

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare?—
No time to stand beneath the boughs,
And stare as long as sheep and cows:
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass:
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night:
No time to turn at Beauty’s glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance:
No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began?
A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

Friday 12 April 2019

cold chilli

12th April 2019, Embleton Bay, 8am

Chilly and grey this morning.  No-one else around but we didn't hang about very long ourselves and headed hone for breakfast and a day in front of the computer.