As I haven't had a seaside holiday this year I decided that I would book myself into a cottage in Amble from which I could fill my boots with sea, photography and walks.
Amble is my favourite location as it is a quiet town with a wonderful pier to walk round. There are also some splendid beaches in the area.
This blog is focussing on my exploits in the area around Amble: Bamburgh, Embleton and Holy Island. I was also told about a wonderful beach near Boulmer called Sugar Sands which lives up to it's name. It isn't the most accessible as I had to drive through a large farm with vast amounts of mud churned around the road gates that had to be negotiated in order to get there. None the less it is a great place to visit. It was still wonderful after I had eaten my lunch in the rain on a rock.
My favourite shoot had to be my morning trip to Bamburgh when there was a wonderful sunrise. I was rather fortunate as I decided that the best place to go was the beach to the north of the castle but I had never been there before. It meant that I was busy scampering round looking for angles and composing different images whilst making the most of the quickly changing light. There are 2 images here but the best of the set is on my previous blog with a page of it's own.
Unfortunately it absolutely hammered down with rain when I went to Holy Island and I was literally only able to take 4 photographs before I decided that my camera was in danger of being completely waterlogged.
I have seen many photographs of St Mary's Lighthouse and I decided that a drive down to Blyth was to be my plan. I was lucky that the tide was going out and was just lapping the causeway so I was able to take a long exposure image with the edge of the causeway making a good leading line to the lighthouse.