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

#S37 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

#S38 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'

#S39 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

#S40 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

#S41 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

#S42 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'

#S43 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

#S44 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

#S45 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

#S46 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

#S47 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

#S48 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

#S49 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

#S50 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

#S51 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

#S52 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

#S53 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

#S54 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

#S55 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

#S56 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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Catching The Wave

#S57 Catching The Wave

chopy seas along the coastline at Amble pier. Not the day for sailing and even a walk along the pier will mean a wetting from the breaking waves.......


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Stranded

#S58 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

#S59 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

#S60 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

#S61 '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

#S62 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

#S63 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

#S64 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

#S65 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

#S66 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

#S67 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

#S68 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

#S69 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

#S70 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

#S71 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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