Tuesday, 27 October 2009

HOLIDAY - Circular Walk, Hadrians Wall from Once Brewed

Geoff as fresh as a bird at the start

Looking back to the start of the walk

Close up of the wall

Geoff checking the map

Geoff, the wall and the fort

You can see part of Hadrian's Wall here.

HOLIDAY - Circular Walk past Hadrians Wall from Once Brewed

Another misty day

Sheep on the wall - though this is not actually Hadrian's wall just here

Geoff through the buttercups


Geoff' good old boots gave out that day. Bits kept falling off the soles and at the end it was like walking in carpet slippers. Not good when you are about to attempt to walk 180 miles from Coast to Coast. He had to go and buy a new pair before we started.

HOLIDAY - Berwick upon Tweed

I think this is the train viaduct

This town is right on the border with Scotland. In fact the other side of the river is Scotland. Lots of residents would rather it was still in Scotland. It has changed hands many times over the centuries

HOLIDAY - Copper Snout, Cheviot Hills

We were in training here for our coast to coast walk. It was a very easy day compared to the miles and mountains in the Lake District

Thought this one looked better in mon

HOLIDAY - Howick Hall Gardens, Northumbria

Onions in flower

HOLIDAY - Craster Coastal Walk

Dunstanburgh Castle is in the distance

HOLIDAY - Lindisfarne Castle

As seen from the boat on the return journey. The mist came down again and I just got this in time before we got too far away. The others on the boat saw me stand up and take the shot and then they were all taking it. For the frame I made one layer on top of the other and transformed it to a smaller size. Then set the mode of the layer to multiply. This is what made the waves look flatter and also as though they are pointing towards the castle. I also put a new sky in the top. It was clear plain blue sky on the top so I figured this would suit it better. I did get 10 out of 10 in a print competition for it. Mind you there were lots of 10s that night.

HOLIDAY - Lindisfarne

Upturned boat - one of many around the harbour
Lindisfarne Castle from the Harbour

Way up to the Castle

The castle coming out of the mist

It was a very misty day. When we first arrived by boat on the island we couldn't even see the castle and had to ask people which way to walk to get to it

HOLIDAY - Boat Trip to Lindisfarne

St Cuthbert

These flowers were in the church at Lindisfarne. I wasn't going to post the abbey which is where St Cuthbert started Christianity in England but I guess I should so I will go look for the picture.

HOLIDAY - Walk from Bamburgh Castle, Northumbria

Such beautiful huge beaches. To the distance you can see Lindisfarne Castle. You have to reach that by car across a causeway at low tide or take the boat

HOLIDAY - Seahouses, Northumbria

Through this arch is the cottage we stayed in at Seahouses. The one on end of the block on the right with the silver car outside which is my car

Seahouses Harbour with the tide out. All the boats left from here for the trips to the Farne Islands to see the birds. Also to Lindisfarne Island where Christianity first came to England.

HOLIDAY - Walk from Seahouses to Bamburgh, Northumbria

Bamburgh Castle

HOLIDAY - Walk from Seahouses to Bamburgh, Northumbria

Beautiful beaches

HOLIDAYS - Northumbria - Walk from Seahouses to Bamburgh

Detail on bench

Friday, 23 October 2009


First 3 of 31 pictures

I know we are just meant to send our best but these 31 pictures have been cut down from several hundreds and I just wanted to show what a wonderful trip we had to the Farne Islands. Hope you enjoy them

This is an arctic tern. The young lad would have just got off the boat to Inner Farne Island and you have to walk up steps and along a path right through where they are nesting on the ground. There is no way to avoid them. But it doesn't seem to interfere too much with their breeding. I am sure the National Trust would do something about it if it did.