More Photography of Northumberland's Coast!

I have to admit that for someone who is out and out Royal Air Force I do have a pull towards taking Photographs of things coastal. Obviously it is because of where I live with the sea only a matter of a quarter of a mile from where I live. But I think it is more than my location. There does seem to be something magical about the coast. Perhaps it stems from my childhood and the wonderful memories I have of the fishing trips I had with my late father. Magical times with a truly magical person who I admire so very very much.

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Turn of the tide

Turn of the tide

A different day a different time but the old breakwater at Alnmouth Beach looks so differnet. That is the what brings me back here time after time.....

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The Old Herring Boats

The Old Herring Boats

The old herring sheds on Holy Island, Northumbria now used by the local fishermen to store their gear A sad end for such mighty boats but a lasting legacy for their supremacy......

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Frosty Morn'

Frosty Morn'

Early morning on Holy Island and the frost lays heavy upon the grass in front of teh old Herring sheds as the sun rises in the east aove Lindisfarne Castle.....

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Old Fishermans Hut

Old Fishermans Hut

Part of an upturned fishing boat on Holy Island Northumberland now used to store nets and other bits and pieces for a local fisherman. ....

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Safe to port

Safe To Port

The harbour looks calm at Sehouses but out at sea it is another matter and so the boats stay safe in port until the weather changes for the better...

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Lone Seal

All Alone

There is an abundance of seals along the Northumberland Coast. The best time to spot them is early morning amd can often be seen laying on the rocks or seashore ..........

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A Foggy Morn'

A Foggy Morn'

An eerie calm, still morning, as a thick fog bank lays heavy over the harbour at Amble. Not such a nice day to go fishing. I don't think. ....


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Down To The Sea

Down To The Sea

Looking seawards from the top of Cullernose Point as storm clouds roll in landwards, and as I satnd looking out to sea I wonder how the fisherman are fairingway out there.....

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Church Hill Sunrise

Church Hill Sunrise

Another sunrise dawns on a warm July day over the sleepy fishing village of Alnmouth as I stand high above the cove on Church Hill his, supposedly is where St Cuthbert was ordained Bishop of Lindisfarne.....

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Alnmouth Estuary

Alnmouth Estuary

All different now from how it used to be way back in time. Now a tourist destination but once a thriving little fishing town....

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Moonscape

Moonscape

Sunrise on Holy Island. But even at low tide the Island is transformed in to another world. We could even be on another planet......

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Calm Waters

Calm Waters

Its early morning on the rocks just near Craster. As yet nothing is stirring, save for one or two gulls. The tide is incoming and calm. Looks like its going to be a lovely walk up to Dunstanburgh,......

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Incoming

Incoming

Almost the same shot as the previous picture but taken just a few moments later as the tide cascades over the rocks This is the power of long exposure shooting and what can be achieved. One of the many times I got my feet wet.......

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The Point

Coquet Island

A rumble of thunder over Coquet Island viewed from Hauxley rocks at low tide. Late March to April and the Puffins and other sea birds make their home here The island is a protected breeding ground so landing is not allowed.......

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Welcome The Sun

Welcome The Sun

Its early morning and the sun rises in the east above Coquet Island on a calm September morning. Down here on the rocks at Amble shore its a perfect reminder of what life she be all about. Peace, calm and serenity ......

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The Old Bathing House

Cold morn' on Amble Pier

A cold mornings walk along Amble pier as the grey sky and North winds predict the coming of a storm gathering out at sea. Prayer the trawler men come home safely. ......

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Sea, Sand & Sky

Sea, Sand & Sky

An empty beach on a warm July afternoon, It could be anywhere in the world. TheHawaiian Islands, the Mediterranean? But no it right here at Warkworth. ......

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Beneath A Salmon Sky

Beneath A Salmon Sky

Along the rocks of the se, beneath Dunstanburgh Castle on a calm early morning as the sun breaks to the east painting a warm
salmon sky......

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Amble Marina

Amble Marina

Many a fine boat is moored here at Amble Marina. Is this the Mediterranean of Northumberland I wonder. As you walk along the pontoons it is hard not to feel a pang of jealousy. And thoughts of - if only......

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On The Morrow

On The Morrow

The sun rises above Coquet Island and a warm yellow glow bathes the rocks and sea beneath cliff House. It's a calm fresh morning and the start of another fine day in Amble......

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Stranded

Stranded

The tide has turned and the mist hangs low over the estuary at Alnmouth.No boats large or small will be going anywhere until teh fog lifts and the turns...

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Before Dawn

Before Dawn

Not quite dawn but almost as the tide cascades over the wall below cliff house and the pink sky casts a warm shade across the water ...

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White Tops

White Tops

A heavy sea and high tide pushed on by the northerly wind creates some dramatic white tops along thesea wall ...

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'Dreich' Day at Amble

'Dreich' Day at Amble

Dreich ? Its a Scottish word meaning dreary; bleak. ‘A cold, dreich December day’ as it was that morning as I walked Cindy Lou along the quayside at Amble. But a very pleasurable walk as it always is, no matter what the weather is like. ...

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The old Eastbourne lifeboat

The old Eastbourn lifeboat

The old Eastbourne lifeboat at Amble once names R.N.L.B Beryl Tollemache, built in 1949 served 40 years and saved 152 lives. Now used for pleasure trips around ...

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Drift Wood

Drift Wood

Down on Warkworth beach lays a large piece of drift wood, probably brought down on a heavy wain fall from either the coquet or the Aln and washed up on the beach. It does make for an interesting photograph though ...

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Calm waters at Alnmouth

Calm waters at Alnmouth

High tide at Alnmouth on a lazy September afternoon and a spot of sailing out in the estuary on the calm waters...

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Ready For Sea

Ready For Sea

The Emulate makes ready for sea. Another day casting nets and hauling lines. Lets hope the weather is kind and the seas calm...

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March Sunrise

March Sunrise

Early morning on the beach at Low Hauxley in March. Such a lovely morning, scrambling amongst the rocks and incoming tide...

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Shining Light

Shining Light

Along the shore line at St. Mary's Lighthouse at Whitley Bay. The sun is begining to break casting a warm red glow across the sea...

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slipway

Slipway

The slipway leading to the isalnd of St Mary's Lighthouse at Whitley Bay as the sun rises in the east. The tide is high and so no crossing as yet....

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New morn' over St. Mary's

New morn' over St. Mary's

The sun rises on a new morning over St Mary's Lighthouse. Its a cold morning but a bright one as viewed from along the coast to the North ....

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Weigh Anchor

Weigh Anchor

The Lord Nelson a 3 mast Training ship anchors off the port of Amble for the night. Perhaps because of ominous clouds on the horizon ........

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Dawn over Amble

Dawn over Amble

The sun rises over Amble Pier at high tide. Perhaps rain is on the way judging by the clouds on the horizon....

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