Wednesday 31 March 2021

tentative steps

 31st March 2021, Newton Point, 8am

Back on what used to be familiar ground.

Tuesday 30 March 2021

zooming in

 30th March 2021, Warkworth, 3pm

Looking up the beach at high tide

looking out over a calm sea

A nice wee pebble full of fossils to add to the collection...

Daisy happy to be back in the sea...

Wednesday 24 March 2021

not too late

24th March 2021, Alnmouth, 7am

We were here at 7am - Already an hour after sunrise. 

There was still nice light out over the sea but the pebbles on the beach cast no shadows.

24th March 2021, Buston, 11am

A year ago lockdown started and I began exploring the local area on the bikes.

Today I was off back down the path to the beach with the perfume of gorse in my ears and the sun on my back (I also had the wind in my face but never mind)

Down at the deserted beach I found some shelter and wished I'd brought my lunch.  

Tuesday 23 March 2021


 23rd March 2021, Warkworth, 3pm

Confusing lines that set to make the horizon slope (it doesn't).

Sunday 21 March 2021


 21st March 2021, Rothbury, 9am

A lot of scampering about for these two today...

nothing to do

 20th March 2021, Embleton Bay, 9am

Lucy's first day of retirement and it was a beautiful morning.  We had time to sit by the sea soaking up the sun, time to let the dogs play in the water and time to chat (socially distanced) with friends we've not seen for months.

Thursday 18 March 2021

chippy treats

 18th March 2021, Amble, 3pm

Walkies on the beach followed by fish n chips and another quick walk round the pier on a beautiful afternoon.

Tuesday 16 March 2021

silver morning

 16th March 2021, Alnmouth, 8am

It’s a beach but it’s not the sea 

Looking over the river to the sea in the distance 

All the shades of silver this morning

Daisy wasn't in the mood for a photo so kept her eyes shut.

Sunday 14 March 2021

sea and sand and sky

14th March 2021, Warkworth, 9am

We were there at low tide so there were sand bars and pools of water on the sand.


choices and sticks

 13th March 2021, Warkworth, 9am

The beach is different every day and today it was all about huge rafts of small pieces of driftwood.  I've not seen so much driftwood before.

I made a montage of some driftwood pieces.  Firstly on the beach au naturel...

...then I had a go back home on photoshop.  I'm not sure which I prefer.

Wednesday 10 March 2021

in memoriam

 10th March 2021, Warkworth, 8am

A view of the beach from a higher place. There are times in all our lives when we have to leave the security of the sand and wade through choppy waves until we reach the calm water where we can find peace.

This post is dedicated to the memory of Jill Racenis who, alongside her husband Rob,  loved Northumberland and was a regular visitor to this blog when she wasn't here in person.  

10th March 2021, Alnmouth, 4pm

My attempts at being arty were photobombed by a curious Daisy.

Tuesday 9 March 2021

quietly does it.

 9th March 2021, Alnmouth, 8am

Very quiet.

It took a while for this morning's atmosphere to sink in so that I could find a photograph this morning.

9th March 2021, Embleton Bay, 1pm

A bit of work took me up to Embleton today so I took the chance for a run along my old stamping grounds.  It was lovely to see the bay after so many months.

Monday 8 March 2021

dodging about

 8th March 2021, Alnmouth, 3pm

We were dodging showers as they passed by out at the horizon

fun and games

 7th March 2021, Rothbury, 9am

The Rothbury moors are full of beautiful nature like these bracket fungus and moss

The dogs had a lot of fun jumping over a ditch.  Even old Daisy got involved...

We were warm but there was snow on distant Cheviot.

The makers of this ancient wall are long forgotten...