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April

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TR The beach at Bamburgh Sun 8 Mar 20
« on: 19:34:00, 09/03/20 »
We packed our gear into the car, said our goodbye to the pod and the nice staff at Riverside and drove to Bamburgh. It was really windy, stronger than the day before so we had a short walk on the beach before we drove home.

On the beach at Bamburgh


A sand storm with The Farne Islands seen in the distance


This was Squeaky's first time at the seaside and she ran around sniffing the sand, the seaweed and the sea. She even went into to the sea for a short time then came straight back out when she felt how cold it was!

Bamburgh Castle


The Farne Islands


Holy Island


Bamburgh Castle


We walked for about a mile and a half along the beach then turned back to have some lunch in the car. It was too windy to sit on the benches! The 3 miles was enough for us, we'd had enough of the wind. We will definitely go back to stay in the pod again, hopefully we will have less windy conditions next time. We still had a great few days and we were lucky we had some good views and we hadn't got wet.
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Re: TR The beach at Bamburgh Sun 8 Mar 20
« Reply #1 on: 19:38:52, 09/03/20 »
Area of my birth.
Love those views, the older I get the more I miss home.
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Re: TR The beach at Bamburgh Sun 8 Mar 20
« Reply #2 on: 19:44:17, 09/03/20 »
Lovely photos, April. The beaches on the Northumbrian coast are gorgeous, Tess would be in her element. And that blowing sand reminds me of Orkney.

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Re: TR The beach at Bamburgh Sun 8 Mar 20
« Reply #3 on: 19:59:43, 09/03/20 »
Go back in May and early June and take the boat from Seahouses to the Farnes. Absolutely amazing seabird populations on the islands and you can get really close to the nesting hordes!
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Re: TR The beach at Bamburgh Sun 8 Mar 20
« Reply #4 on: 20:04:27, 09/03/20 »
Go back in May and early June and take the boat from Seahouses to the Farnes. Absolutely amazing seabird populations on the islands and you can get really close to the nesting hordes!
That sounds like a plan  :)
More great pics Ape O0
An impressive castle, lovely beach, and the sunshine
Really enjoyed this little walk, an interesting place
And squeaky loved it too
But that blooming WIND  :D

DRIP COFFINS  :D

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Re: TR The beach at Bamburgh Sun 8 Mar 20
« Reply #5 on: 20:06:49, 09/03/20 »
What? Squeeky had wind....  ;D
If going to the Farnes in nesting season carry a decent brolly. Those swooshing concerned parents can open scalps.


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Re: TR The beach at Bamburgh Sun 8 Mar 20
« Reply #6 on: 20:50:51, 09/03/20 »
Lovely photos April     :)    What a glorious sandy beach, the kind of beach I love to walk!

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Re: TR The beach at Bamburgh Sun 8 Mar 20
« Reply #7 on: 21:35:20, 09/03/20 »
Lovely again April O0


Another place on my 'must go there ' list
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Re: TR The beach at Bamburgh Sun 8 Mar 20
« Reply #8 on: 21:39:48, 09/03/20 »
Dunstanburgh Castle, a bit further south, is really atmospheric.

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Re: TR The beach at Bamburgh Sun 8 Mar 20
« Reply #9 on: 22:49:55, 09/03/20 »
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Fantastic place, when the weathers good! My favourite photo of the castle from nearby butchers, pies recommended! Not sure where that lines come from!

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Re: TR The beach at Bamburgh Sun 8 Mar 20
« Reply #10 on: 22:51:53, 09/03/20 »
Lovely April.
Spent a number of holidays round there over the years.

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Re: TR The beach at Bamburgh Sun 8 Mar 20
« Reply #11 on: 09:04:35, 10/03/20 »
A boat trip to Farne at nesting time is truly amazing, just make sure you take a hat as being dive bombed by terns can be very painful.
BTW dogs are not allowed on the island.
So many paths, so little time

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Re: TR The beach at Bamburgh Sun 8 Mar 20
« Reply #12 on: 10:03:42, 10/03/20 »
Bet it was somebody else had wind.............. ;D
Its like Squeaky on tour, a dog going to places I never have! Looks a nice place  :)
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Re: TR The beach at Bamburgh Sun 8 Mar 20
« Reply #13 on: 10:59:47, 10/03/20 »
Just south of hge Castle there are some great sand dunes where you can get shelter from the wind off the German sea. The bit bearer the castle us a bit flatter than those further south and we often had subbay picnics there. Years later, on TV TimeTeam was excavating there uncovering the Saxon graveyard which is actually under those flatter dunes. The sea was quite a bit further out in the first millennium  a. d.
I love Embleton Bay a wee bit better, huge stretch of sand, very few people and a bit further down the Sugar Sands.
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Re: TR The beach at Bamburgh Sun 8 Mar 20
« Reply #14 on: 19:19:56, 10/03/20 »
the older I get the more I miss home.

We planned this trip in January after the Spine Race, it made me home sick  :) We have another trip booked in the summer.

that blowing sand reminds me of Orkney.

We did think of you on the beach in Orkney, thinking you would be used to the wind blowing that strong!

Go back in May and early June and take the boat from Seahouses to the Farnes.

I would but I don't travel well on a boat  :D

Thanks beefy, Dovegirl, Karl.

Dunstanburgh Castle, a bit further south, is really atmospheric.

I'm sure we went there on a school trip too, we did a lot of the castles in Northumberland.

Fantastic place,

It is

Spent a number of holidays round there over the years.

It is a fab place

BTW dogs are not allowed on the island.

We can't leave Squeaky behind  :D I will stay on dry land with Squeaks, beefy can go and be seasick  ;)

Its like Squeaky on tour, a dog going to places I never have! Looks a nice place  :)

 :) She really enjoyed the beach.

I love Embleton Bay a wee bit better, huge stretch of sand, very few people and a bit further down the Sugar Sands.

I've never been to that one, or at least I can't remember going there.

"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong