Tuesday 16 April 2024

the light that blew with the wind

 16th April 2024, Bamburgh, 9am

The day started with a fierce northerly wind but it brought some beautiful light with it.

 16th April 2024, Bamburgh, 5pm

By the other end of the day the wind had dropped but the light was still beautiful

Sunday 14 April 2024

paws and feet

 14th April 24, Warkworth, 9am

Footprints and Pawprints down the sunny beach


 12th April 24, Warkworth, 9am

on the shining beach

Monday 8 April 2024

between the rainy days...

8th April, Warkworth, 2pm

A very high tide means no beach to walk on.


5th April 24, Alnmouth, 11am

clocks forward

 31st March 24, Simonside, 7am

Always blissfully quiet early in the morning but even better when the clocks have gone forward and everyone else is in bed...

Saturday 30 March 2024


 30th March 24, Warkworth, 9am

Easter Saturday and this is the level of crowdedness I can cope with

Friday 22 March 2024

east vs west

 22nd March 2024, Embleton Bay, 8am

The strong wind was straight out the west but the sun was in the east so eventually I found a sheltered sunny spot on "Daisy's perch" to rest my feet.

Wednesday 20 March 2024

so equinox

 20th March 2024, Bamburgh, 9am

Spring flowers decorated with raindrops.  So far so equinox

angles and reflections

 19th March 24, Bamburgh, 9am

Finding angles and reflections

Monday 18 March 2024

Blue Monday

 18th March 24, Beadnell Bay, 9am

Another sunny day to enjoy a blue Monday

Saturday 16 March 2024

lifted spirits

 16th March 2024, Buston, 7am

I often talk about finding photographs in the landscape and how I enjoy the challenge of finding photographs on less than perfect days. 

It's still true but I'll hold my hand up that the recent spell of unremitting grey weather has been quite challenging for me! 

So I celebrate the return of the sun this morning and the beautiful light on the waves. 

My spirit is lifted.

Thursday 7 March 2024

springtime thoughts

 7th March 24, Shilbottle, 4pm

Wandering round the muddy fields in the drizzle it’s easy to just slip and slide and trudge home. 

Instead, I thought I’d look for a sign of spring. 

I remember my Mum snipping catkins to add to her spring flowers when she was walking me to nursery school. 

Many years ago, in a different country, but spring remains; bridging the seasons of my life and linking today’s winter mud to the promise of the warmth of summer.

Sunday 25 February 2024

Friday 23 February 2024

wandering pace

 23rd Feb 24, Buston, 8am

A beautiful, fresh morning for a run.

On the way back down the beach I had to slow down to a wander to better appreciate the day.

Friday 16 February 2024

pools and puddles

 16th Feb 24, Boulmer to Howick, 8am

I had to avoid the puddles on the path but was drawn down onto the beach for the reflections in the pools on the shore.

It would have been nice to run along the sand but a lot of sand has gone and I'd have been scrambling over rocks round the headland.

Tuesday 13 February 2024

stubborn ponds

 13th Feb 24, Bamburgh, 1pm

The sky was blue, the sea was flat, the only reminder of recent tortuous weather was the extensive flooding in the Bamburgh dunes. 

The pools have been stubbornly refusing to dry out all winter.

Monday 12 February 2024

twixt puddles and the sea

 12th Feb 24, Warkworth, 3:30pm

Squeezing between the puddles and the high tide to keep my running shoes dry.

tide's in...

11th Feb 24, Buston, 4pm

High tide stole the beach but we were happy watching the sudden sunshine spotlight the waves.

Some things hiding last the edge of the path...