Wednesday, 20 October 2021

birthday poses

 20th October 2021, Warkworth, 8am

A nice morning for a walk on Henry's 3rd birthday.

He's been getting posing lessons from Daisy and is definitely getting better!

after the rain.

 19th October 2021, Warkworth, 12 noon

It was a damp morning but I quite fancied a run in the rain.  By the time I was ready, the weather had dried up.

After the rain 

The beach looks the same 

But close up down there 

Footprints are few 

Replaced by countless craters 

From unseen raindrops hitting sand

Sunday, 17 October 2021

simply the best

 17th October 2021, Budle Bay, 4pm

Northumberland at its peaceful and beautiful best.

Friday, 15 October 2021

reluctant road

 15th October 2021, Buston, 7:30am

According to FB I was here a year ago today, but Daisy has refused to walk down bumpy road since then.

I was pleased that she trotted down very happily this morning having forgotten whatever was troubling her...

I wanted to head straight down to the beach but Daisy insisted on going up to Cuthbert's cross first.

Once she'd seen the view from up there, she was content to head down onto the sand.

The post-sunset sky was beautiful so it was nice to be able to include the sky twice in the same composition.

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

big yawn

 13th October 2021, Howick shore, 8am

It's normally just me and Daisy hereabouts but today the spaniels came too.

Friday, 8 October 2021

warm again

 8th October 2021, Warkworth, 9am

Very warm today - not at all like October.

The times they are a-changing.

Thursday, 7 October 2021

now what?

7th October 2021, Embleton Bay, 7:30am

Always a joy to be back here.

After changeable October weather from chilly to windy and very rainy, today was unseasonably warm

a few autumn days

4th October 2021, Warkworth, 4pm

We walked a long way up the beach beside the waves and under bright skies but what caught my eye was this inland view of the afternoon sky through the autumnal seed heads.

3rd October 2021, Warkworth, 8am

First 4C frost warning in the car this morning but it was beautiful on the beach.

A piece of broken pottery reminded me of a yacht racing across the sand trailing a shadowy plume of spray...

1st October 2021, Warkworth, 8am

There was a choice between the cloud reflections or the texture of the waves...


Thursday, 30 September 2021


30th September 2021, Howick, 7:30am 

This weather is fine if you have time of your own 
And the right clothes to stay warm. 

 The grey sea is flecked with white 
And the grey wind is flecked with rain 

We wander aimlessly 
Taking in lungfuls of the cool autumn air

Saturday, 25 September 2021

changing light

 25th September 2021, Warkworth, 9am

Gentle but beautiful light changing constantly out over Coquet Island.

Friday, 24 September 2021

Morning Story

 24th September 2021, Embleton Bay, 6:20am

I was here half an hour before sunrise and it was looking very promising...

Ten minutes before sunrise and the clouds lit up from beyond the horizon

The moment of the sunrise.

I hopped over to get the waters of the skaith in the foreground 

Daisy and me wandered up the beach to Low newton and back and as we returned all the colours were gone to be replaced by a bright sunny morning with windy waves in front of the castle.