Photography of Northumberlands Coast!

Living where I do it is hard not to photograph the sea and coastline of Northumberland. Almost every day I walk along the sandy beaches with my dog, or explore the craggy outcrops of rock, coves and harbours that are the hidden gems of Northumbria. The coast is my playground and it changes with every tide, with no two days alike. I think that is what attracts me to it so much. Just to sit on a rock and stare out to sea, or watch the fishing boats come in and out of the harbour. Now isn't that better than walking the streets of the big cities and towns. I know which I prefer. I hope you enjoy the photographs that I have taken of this wonderful County ........ That I now call my home. .

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In to Port

Coming Home

Ambles Life boat "The Pride of Northumbria" heads in to port and once again the crew can stand down. .....

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Coming home

Coming Home

The Amble lifeboat darws near to port as she rounds the lighthouse on her way in to the harbour. All is well and all return home safely .....

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Kaboom

Kaboom

Ancient gun battery of around 1540 on the cliffs at Tynemouth Castle guarding against any sea assault of the castle and Priory. .....

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Dune side

Dune Side

A different view of Bambrugh from below the dunes on a dull dismal day in March. The castle as always looking very impresive up on the hill. .....

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Low Tide at St. Mary's

Low Tide at St. Mary's

St Mary's Lihhthouse at low tide is the only time visitors can reach the tiny island. A haven for many sea birds and the seals of course.....

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Incoming Tide

Incoming Tide

The tide washes over the Island that houses St. Mary's Lighthouse now cut off from the main land. Get caught over there and it will be many hours wait to get back .....

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Winters Shoreline

Winters Shoreline

The old breakwater at Alnmouth Beach. A popular place for local dog walkers during the winter and for tourists in the Summer.....

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The lonely Fiherman

The Lonely Fisherman

A cold January morning on Warkworth beach. Just me Tess and one lonely fisherman. This has got to be the best place to be, don't you think? Well I think so,.....

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The Colour Purple

The Colour Purple

What better way to while away your time than to sit and gaze out aross the estuary at Alnmouth. A favourite place to rest for many people who visit this part of Northumberland .....

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Just another day

Just another day

A get a little complacent living so near the coast and do tend to take it for granted sometimes. Then a little walk produces scenes like this and I see things in a whole different way .....

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Storm clouds over Cullernose

Harbour side

A sunny clear day with the sea flat and calm. All the fishing boats are out leaving on the high tide, except for just two. .....

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Home For Christmas

Home For Christmas

It's not often that you will see most of the fishing boats moored in their home port of Amble. The exception being of course on Christmas Day when the fishermen have a well earned rest.....

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Storm clouds over Cullernose

Storm clouds over Cullernose

Storm clouds gather out to sea. Viewed from Cullernose point rocks. This is perhaps one of my most favourite places to photograph, especially just before dawn.....

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Low Tide at Cullernose

Low Tide at Cullernose

Low tide at the rocks beneath Cullernose point near Craster in Northumberland. A Serene and peaceful place, although the route down can be treacherous ....

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Point To Point

Point To Point

Along the cliff tops at Howick point there is a magnificent vista that takes in Cullernose point and the rocks below. In Summer it is magnificent but bleak in Winter.....

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Sunrise on Pilgrims Way

Sunrise on Pilgrims Way

The sun rises across the wet sands of The pilgrims way on Holy Island.which has been a pilgramage of many for hundreds of years. The lookout a safe haven should you get cut off by the tide ....

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Fallen Lady

Fallen Lady

The old Magpie. Once a mighty lady of the sea. Now sadly abandoned and forgotton, nestled beneath Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island. Northumberland....

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Blyth Pier

Infinity

Blyth Pier. It looks as though it goes on and on in to the distance. I do know its a long walk to the end, but well worth it.....

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Beach Huts at Blyth

End of Summer

Beach huts at Blyth locked and shuttered for the season, now most of the tourists have gone for the Summer.....


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Amble Beach Huts

All in a row

Newly built Beach huts at the little shore Amble stand locked and bolted as another Summer ends. By the look of the sky it looks like it could be a long winter....

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The Ocean Pride

Ocean Pride

The Ocean Pride her keel exposed at low tide tehered at Amble Marina like a stranded whale waiting for the sea to turn so she can once more stand proud and strong ....

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Boats at Amble Little Dock

Amble Little Dock

Boats at high tide moored at Amble Little dockPerhaps the tell of the clouds keeps the fishermen home today ...


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Golden Sky

Golden Sky

An early morning walk to the end of the breakwater on Holy Island with no one around , just thefishing boats in the harbour and Lindisfarne Castle in the background...

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Arise ye the Sun

Arise ye the Sun

An orange red early morning sunlight cascades on the rocks below Dunstanburgh Castle. It casts a strange red glow. It could almost be a scene from some alien planet....

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Craster Dawn

Craster Dawn

Just before Dawn looking across the harbour at Craster. Nothing stirs, save the gulls and the sea. A time to gather your thoughts as the day begins....

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Going Nowhere

Going Nowhere

Fog at Beadnell Harbour delays the fishing boats from going to sea. Its a waiting game. Even with modern sonar equipment fog can still be dangerous.....

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Foggy Beadnell

Foggy Beadnell

A lone gull sits waiting. Maybe waiting for the fog to clear before it continues on its forage for its breakfast. One thig is for certain the boats will not be going far until it clears.....

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Rainbows End

Rainbows End

The rain has stopped but looking at those dark clouds out at sea from Amble perhaps more to come. But even on a dark day such as this a rainbow is a welcome sight.....

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In Times Of Need

In Times Of Need

A reassuring sight along the sand dunes of Warkworth beach. Pray that the lonesome lift belt is never needed. But in time of danger it is always nice to know that at least it is there, at hand......

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The Horseshoe

The Horseshoe

A walk along the rocky shore from Craster to Dunstanburgh early in the morning when no one is about is my idea of bliss. But when the tide is in then it is a whole new experience. This inlet is known as the horeshoe......

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The Point

The Point

A popular walk along the cliff tops from The Old Bathing House at Howick to Craster there are some magnificent sites out from the point along to Cullernose point. ......

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Calm Before the Storm

Calm before the storm

Right now its calm at Amble Pier but those clouds to east tells me its about time I headed back home......

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Twilight on the pier

"Twilight on the pier"

A walk along Amble per on a warm night as twilght falls. All is calm all is well a happy end to the day...... ......

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Night night Little Shore

Night night Little Shore

A pleasant walk along what is known as the little shore at Amble as night falls on a calm late September evening. ......

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Amble Rocks

Amble Rocks

Another morning dawns and it looks like it will be a bright sunny day as the first rays of sunshine catch the rocks at Amble below Cliff top house.....

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