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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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

Amble Beach Huts

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. It is a walk I do often and it never cease to amaze me ......

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Wave Power

Wave Power

Storms lash the rocks beneath the Old Bathing House at Howick. Not the place to be at high tide. No worries though. A telephoto lens makes all the difference in these situations and makes for a dramatic shot. ......

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The Old Bathing House

The Old Bathing House

The Old Bathing House built in the early 19th century by the 2nd Earl Grey, for whom the famous tea was blended. He was also Prime Minister responsible for the passing of the Great Reform Bill of 1832. He had 16 children and the house was built specifically for the family to go bathing there. ......

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Atop Howick Rocks

Atop Howick Rocks

The tide sweeps in beneath the rocks at Howick on a fine winter morning with the old Bathing house perched atop the rocks and way in the distance the ruined castle of Dunstanburgh. Today it is calm but the rocks can betreacherous to those who do not know this place. An unsure foot can spell disaster on a different day......

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Pots

Pots

A stack of lobster pots piled high on the quayside at Amble waiting to be loaded on board the fishing boats. The clouds however do not look favourable for a trip to sea but the catch must ne landed if the brave fisherman is to make a living. A job I for one do not envy, especially during inclement weather when the seas run high......

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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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The Williams

The Williams

100 year old Baltic Trader, which discovered the first land in Antarctica in 1819 under Captain William Smith now a training ship docked at Blyth......

The pointy bit

"The Pointy Bit"

The bow of a most beautiful yacht tied up in the Marina at Amble along with many more handsome crafts. Its what I call the Rivera of Northumberland......

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Breakwater

Breakwater

Not too far is a good idea if venturing along the North Pier at Amble. The breakwater is there for a purpose to protect the harbour from those crashing waves......

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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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Shoreline Boulders

Shoreline boulders

The tide begins its journey back in to the bay at Druridge and soon all that will be left of the rocks will be a memory and a photograph. Until the next time, when everything will change, once more......

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Alnmouth Springtime

Alnmouth Springtime

Its Springtime and the daffodils sway in the breeze and a little rest to take in the view half way up Church Hill as the tide washes in along Alnmouth Estuary makes for a perfect mornings stroll....

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Red Sky in the Morning

Red Sky in the Morning

Sunrise at Beadnell Bay Harbour in Northumberland. Normally a busy little place but at high tide most of the boats have left for a days fishing......

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Lonely Boat

Lonely Boat

A lone boat is all that is left in the harbour at Beadnell. All the other fishing boats are long gone for a days fishing. Except this one ... I wonder why? ....

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The old breakwater

The old breakwater

The old breakwater at Alnmouth Beach. A popular place for local dog walkers during the winter (when you don't have to pay for parking) and for tourists in the Summer.....

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