Seas

“There’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away.”Sarah Kay “Life is a sea of vibrant color. Jump in.”― A.D. Posey Limitless and immortal, the waters are the beginning and end of all things on earth.      Heinrich Zimmer The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.      Jacques Yves Cousteau To me the sea is a continual miracle; The fishes that swim, the rocks, the motion of the waves, the ships with men in them. What stranger miracles are there?      Walt…

Rock & Craster & Dunstanburgh Castle

After our morning in Newbiggin Sophie and I went up to visit Craster, and on the way stopped off in Rock at a cafe Sophie found on Trip Advisor. The owner there was lovely and had a good chat with us.  He had 2 gorgeous sheepdogs, and the cafe is dog-friendly with an area outside for dogs to run around in.  Good food too. Then we drove on to Craster which is famous for its kippers.   We walked up to see the castle, the sea was being quite dramatic. The sky was lovely The castle was built between 1313…

Tall Ships at Sunderland ~ July 2018 ~ Part 3

Part 1 HERE.   Part 2 HERE Finishing up our day visiting the tall ships, here are a few more random pictures I took on the day.             Actually the handstand man was part of a shoreside kind of play where himself and a couple of totties ran around half a ships deck, but I have no idea what that was all about.     I think though, my fave shot of the day was looking up at the grey block of flats overlooking the river and seeing this   Stay tooned for a visit to…

Seaham ~ May 2018 ~ part 2

Part 1 HERE Let’s have a wander around the harbour and beach first. There was a boat removal going on while we were there     Everyone found it entertaining The beach was clean and not too packed,     Seaham’s Lighthouse was built in 1905 to mark the town’s north breakwater. The cylindrical metal tower is painted in an alternating black and white pattern and is 10 meters in height.  A green light is shown from the glazed lantern at the top of the tower, which gives a single flash every 10 seconds or in bad weather shows a…

Teeside Nature Reserve~2017~part 3

Part 1 HERE.  Part 2 HERE. After walking through the meadows we got to the coastal side of the reserve, and the mouth of the river Tees of course there were doggies   came across a washed up crab whilst looking for sea glass and we wandered up to the pier to take some shots of the sea which was a beautiful blue and green After, we walked back to the car, and went off to see the seals at the appropriately named Seal Sands, and they’ll be the next post so stay tooned!

Farne Islands July 2016 ~ part 3

Part 1  Part 2 Apart from Puffins, Arctic Terns breed during the summer on Inner Farne, they attack you if you get too near their chicks by dive bombing your head, so it’s best to wear a hat. They are pretty though, baby sitting (you can just see the chick underneath mum) I got a herd of shots the year before of gulls and cormorants, so didn’t do too many this time, (concentrating on the in-flight puffin shots!) Peek-a-boo I see no ships Duck pond The weather was lovely so some nice blue skies and sea and then time to…

Fraggle Report~ Farne Islands July 2016 ~part 1

Sophie and I finally got our trip to the Farne Islands a couple of weeks after the Bamburgh expedition. We’d wanted to go back as when we went in 2015 Sophie had forgotten her telephoto lens, and neither of us was any good at getting flying birds in focus, so a re-visit was in order. Awaiting the boat our lunch was shared with a baby Starling, Mum on guard Lovely blue skies as we sailed out of the harbour but 15 mins out to sea and looking back to the shoreline, the clouds were gathering over Bamburgh Castle but never…

Day 328 & 329~366

Yesterday was cold but at least wasn’t raining when I finished work, so as I was in South Shields seeing a client, I hopped over to Little Sandhaven beach and took some shots with the ball. Just as I was finishing up the beginnings of a rainbow appeared over the sea, and I took some non-ball shots full strength but couldn’t fit it all in my frame so got out the phone and did a quick video I didn’t post last night as the cat hasn’t been all that well, and needed a  lot of cuddle time. We are thinking…