When we walked over the old bridge on Friday, the tide was at just the right level for the seal to be perched on his favourite rock - accompanied by a perfect reflection
and there was the bonus of a heron wading through the water with his reflection
there was no sign of any work being done on the Money Pit - I am sure it must be costing a fortune to have all that scaffolding on the building, so you would think they would be working as much as possible to get the refurbishment done
Malcolm spotted this wonderful shadow shot of the balconies - the house is actually much more pink than it looks in the photo
I just like tatty old doors!
still no work on the Big Money Pit - I think they are waiting on Planning Permissions
recently is has been very cloudy or very hazy ....... but there was a good clear view over to Bamburgh Castle ........
........ and Lindisfarne
I think it is obligatory to take photos of old chimneys when the sky is blue!
the contrail is from a plane heading up to Edinburgh
this chimney is unusual - there is no satellite dish or tv aerial
when we look out at the lighthouse from the flat, the breakwater looks straight, but this shows you the two turns as you walk out to the end
we walked along part of the old walls - I always stop to take a photo of these two trees
our second walk was yesterday morning, when we went for a stroll along the beach. The latest winter storms have changed the beach again, not only covering up a lot of the groynes, but also covering the sand with stones and grit
the next section of the beach had vast heaps of rotting vegetation
but then we reached a long stretch of smooth sand
I nearly forgot to take a photo of the lighthouse!
a mussel shell, left behind by the receding tide
I couldn't decide if the holes in this rock were natural or manmade
at the far end of the beach, the level of the sand was much lower, with previously unseen rocks
with pockets of small stones .......
and large stones
the lighter covered steps at the bottom are usually covered with sand, showing how much the level has changed
we walked up the steps to the promenade, and joined lots of others for the walk back
looking down on to the beach, just as I snapped, the owner thrust the ball thrower at the dog, spoiling my photo
this dog was standing up straight, looking good ...... and just as I snapped, it looked down - arggghhh
we were pleased to see that the little café was open
and it was warm enough to sit outside to enjoy a cuppa, and share an Empire Biscuit
with a view over to the lighthouse
as always, in the course of our walk, we picked up some treasures. This is a cuttlefish bone - our Mums used to buy them to give them to our budgies!
little bits of sea washed china
this still had sharp edges, so I put it back on the sand to be ground smooth. I think it is from an old ginger beer bottle