Not having been to Newbiggin-by-the-sea, I didn’t know what to expect when I saw it on the map. Sadly I hadn’t planned many locations further north than Whitley Bay, but stood looking North from Blyth I could see this very familiar looking church. It is familiar because I have seen some fantastic photographs in competitions over the years and on seeing it on the horizon I felt the need to drive out of my way in order to capture my own attempt. It was a little late in the day, but I think that was a blessing because the early evening summer sun lit up the church really nicely.
The south beach at Blyth is a good example of what Northumberland has to offer with it’s long stretch of sandy beach. Here I focused on three of the twenty or so colourful beach huts. They are not the only beach huts on the North East coast of England but so far the first I have seen anywhere in the UK with a “living roof” (otherwise know as a grass / turfed roof to most of us).
The walk between Craster Harbour along the coast to Dunstanburgh Castle in Northumberland is one I have done many times, but it doesn’t get old. That said I have usually but very fortunate with the weather as I was on my recent visit. Exploring the rocky beach I waited patiently for a large wave to sweep in and spray up. I must have taken the best part of thirty images, some with very little spray and some with so much you couldn’t even make out the castle in the background. The above was my favourite.
Three years ago I was exploring Alnmouth harbour at dusk and spotted this row of houses from the beach. I felt that the colour would look stronger in the daylight but didn’t get a chance to revisit. Well this year I took the journey to the North East of England for the third time and was able to get the above zoomed in photograph that I had been looking to capture.