Wednesday 28 December 2022

up and down

 28th December 22, Warkworth, 9am

A dull morning but always a pleasure to run up the path and down the beach.

Thursday 22 December 2022


 22nd December 22, Embleton Bay, 8am

Waiting for sunrise and it could've gone any way.

Soon enough a patch of bright colour appeared behind the castle.

Very nice up close through the telephoto lens

But that was it for sunrise and the sky settled into a myriad of patterns and cloud textures.

Later in the morning.  Tis the season for romantic walks...

Wednesday 21 December 2022

solstice shadows

 21st December 2022, Buston, 3pm

Today is the shortest day of the year. 

As the sun dropped to the horizon, the grasses on the summit of the dunes were lit brightly with a final flourish of golden sunlight. 

At the same time they were being whipped into a merry solstice dance by a stiff breeze. 

Far below the sea rolled on into the shadows. 

May the longer days to come be happy & peaceful.

Tuesday 20 December 2022

after the shops

 20th December 2022, Bamburgh, 9am

After some blissfully quiet early grocery shopping it was up to Bamburgh for a guided walk in beautiful weather (until it rained!)

Friday 16 December 2022

down the road

 16th December 2022, Buston, 9am

Down the icy beach road towards sunrise.

A cold-weather mirage has Coquet Island floating out of the sea. All around the island there were patches of sky seeming to float in the sea. All to do with bending of the light in the cold air (apparently).

Frozen leaves trapped under ice.

Thursday 15 December 2022

missed us

 15th December 2022, Warkworth, 10am

There was still ice on the beach and wintry showers passed by over the sea.  Mostly they missed us.

Wednesday 14 December 2022

sunrise or bust

 14th December 2022, Embleton Bay, 8:30am

Up and away after defrosting the car in the hope of a sunrise.

When I got there a passing shower obliterated the view to the south east but I had a feeling it might be worth waiting around to see what happened after the shower drifted off.

Tuesday 13 December 2022


13th December 2022, Longhorsley, 8am

Glowing in the first light of the sun

13th December 2022, Warkworth, 3pm

Short days are annoying in many ways but they can be spectacular in good weather.

Today was hard frozen sand at -3C with no wind.

The sea rolls on just the same...

...but there were icicles at the beach which is quite unusual.

It was 26C here in the summer.

A pretty enough photo except that this is Warkworth castle which I have rarely if ever photographed.  And it's sunset which is rare too.

frosty fun

 12th December 2022, Longhorsley, 8am

Our spell of dry but very cold weather continues.  -2C this morning.

There were reports of people stranded on the M25 for hours due to London snow.

Not so bad here.

Thursday 8 December 2022

quietly frozen

 8th Dedember 2022, Buston, 8am

The beach was frozen

The air was calm and cold

But there was a lot going on with the sea