Druridge Bay~Feb 2018~ Part 2

Part 1 HERE 

There is a thing happening, the latest craze over from the USA, mostly I see it on Facebook, where people paint little rocks, and hide them in woodlands, on beaches, in towns, anywhere really.  We came across 3 of them whilst walking around the lake,

When you find one you are supposed to photograph it, post it to the Facebook page it belongs to (written on the back of the rock) and then re-hide it somewhere different or keep it, doesn’t seem to matter.

Not knowing all this at the time I just took pictures and didn’t re-hide them, life’s too short!  As always I liked the lichen I found on the trees, found a ball of it here..

liking the lichen

A Chinese (!) bridge takes you over to the far side of the lake

where I found a poignant memorial to someone’s mam

To Mam, I love you to the moon and back

There’s also a stepping stone crossing further up the edge of the lake which we ignored to go over the Chinese bridge, but had to have a go on it when we were on the far side. They were wobbly.

Intrepid Sophie

Then we found the swans, some of them still teenagers, and terns, gulls, ducks and geese

Teenage dirtbags
tern around bright eyes
Birdathon

Mummy swan saw us from afar photographing her kids and came to see what we were up to

She was a beauty

and when she decided we were no threat, she turned round and went back to hubby

and that’s about it from Druridge Bay,

Full album HERE

Druridge Bay has free parking and a cafe and visitor centre with things for kids to do. We had toasted cheese and ham sandwiches for our lunch, but they were a bit meh. As Phil would say, they filled a hole.

Next post we will be visiting The Lady of the North, or Northumberlandia as she is known so stay tooned folks!

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  1. Tern around bright eyes!!! 😀 😀 :D…never heard of the stone thing…will be seeing them everywhere now…I like it!

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    1. My pal Helen does them and hides them all around Biggleswade. I think most areas have their own FB pages to record them all, I posted mine to the Northumberland group and whoever painted it spotted it. A nice thing to do with your kids, creative and gets you out and about.

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  2. As always, I appreciated the full album. I didn’t know about those rocks, but then I am not on Facebook.
    Loved the stepping stones. I would have to try them!
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Cheers Pete, they were a bit too wobbly for me!

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  3. I haven’t heard about that latest trend on Facebook nor have I yet found a painted 🎨 little rock.

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    1. Keep your eyes peeled. ( how stupid is that saying!?) 😊

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  4. I don’t think I’d have tried the stepping stones if they’d been as firm as the Rock of Gibraltar.

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    1. They were OK if you just kept going, it was stopping to see the view that was the problem for me!

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      1. Yes, I can see that losing the forward momentum might be a problem.

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  5. Gosia just looked through the album and is now asking me questions about the spoon, like why? 🙂

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    1. haha it’s ‘art’!

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  6. Swans are so beautiful… but don’t ever tick one off:) ya know I found one of those Little Rock’s.. painted like candy corn, I’m so out if the loop I had no idea it was a THING:)

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    1. Now you do! I think it’s quite fun thanks Mrs.O xx

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  7. Robert Wheeler

    ‘teenage dirt bags’

    bwa ha ha

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    1. It’s a good tune 😂

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  8. How funny– I had no idea this was “a thing” with the rocks. I bet I start noticing it everywhere now. That’s kind of sweet. 🙂

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    1. I thought so, they’ve gone bonkers with it in Northumberland.

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  9. I have never heard of this rock thing – but now I want to do it!

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  10. Beautiful photos. I had no idea about the rock painting thing. Will have to start keeping an eye out!

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    1. Haha for all it started in USA none of my American pals have heard of it!

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  11. Beautiful photos, as always! I’ve never heard of this rock thing! I’m not on Facebook much so I guess I missed this fad! I’ll have to keep my eyes open now! Lol!

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    1. Lol, not you as well! None of my pals across the pond seem to know about it but it definitely started there. 🙂

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      1. Ha ha! Just goes to show that we do too many weird things over here to keep up with them all! 😂

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  12. I’m glad the swans are being responsible.
    I have never noticed any such rock.

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    1. That doesn’t surprise me any more.

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  13. I have seen a few painted rocks too, but didn’t know it was a new “fashion” and certainly not that you were suppose to post a photo of it on FB. You photos are beautiful and instill peace and stillness.

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    1. Thank you so much Otto!

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  14. So beautiful 🙂

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  15. What a gorgeous hike, Fraggle. I admire your sense of adventure. You are an inspiration. Hugs.

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    1. Thanks Lady T, I go stir crazy when I can’t get out and about!

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  16. I LOVED reading your posts,Fraggle and looking at your fantabulous photography! It always brightens my day! 😍😘 I love the pics of the birds 🐦 🐦 and the rocks the BEST!!!!!😍 XOXOXOXO 🌹💜🌹💜 You are such a great and supportive blogger!!!!😘🌠💙💜🌟

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  17. Sorry been a little late on responses, I have been without power and that book really messed with my head!😨

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    1. Never worry sweetpea real life must always come first! xx

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      1. Xoxoxoxo!😍💜💙 Thanks for always being an understanding friend.💙

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  18. Where have I been? I’ve never heard of these rocks before. What a neat idea though. And as always, I love your beautiful pictures. Especially the swans.🤗

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    1. Thanks Kim, swans and peacocks are my faves 🙂

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    2. I love these rocks! You haven’t seen them, Kim? My kids and I painted some before and walked to a library and hid them. They are all the rave here.😍 I thought they were all over the U.S.

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      1. Glad someone knows what I’m talking about!!

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      2. That is sooo cool. There are times I think I’ve fallen off the planet.🤷🏻‍♀️🙇🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️

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  19. I had an idea – as usual, not carried through – to paint stones, give them names and sell them as pet rocks in a box with care instructions. It’s probably been done. Extraordinary clarity to your photos; lovely!

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    1. Cheers Mike 🙂

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  20. […] Sophie and I had finished in Druridge Bay, We travelled back towards home via Northumberlandia, The Lady of the […]

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  21. Beautiful photos! (And I love the captions. 😁)
    The rock thing is cool. I’d like to try making some with my nieces.

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    1. Thanks! You should do that with your niece, everyone seems to be having fun with them. 😊

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  22. I’m liking the lichen too, great shot. I hadn’t heard about this new craze; guess I’ll know what to do when I spot one of these painted rocks now!

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    1. Yes, damned things keep turning up on my outings.

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