Sunday, August 09, 2009

Sunday 9th August :Last day of the Holiday!

It seems only yesterday that we arrived, yet here we are the last day yet again!
Off we went down the coast to visit Bamburgh first, since it was early we beat the crowds and were able to park near the village green to take a picture or two,

then onto the Wynding to photograph the Castle. This one is three images joined together in autostitch.

This done we oved on to the Harbour Car park in Seahouses, refreshingly empty, (first time this holiday we have seen it like that!) and into the Farne Gift shop for a last look round and bargain hunt.

We only wanted a light lunch, so into Trotters for a couple of their famous sandwiches, Prawn Marie Rose for me and Turkey and Salad for Pat, and one of their enormous Custard rings for afters.
As we drove down towards Beadnell we could see that the Temporary Holiday site was still overflowing so they mst have been having a record year.
This done we drove to Low Newton and parked up to walk down to the beach.

However in the square the local church was running a tombola on behalf for a relief effort in support of Kenyan orphans: Pat of course had to buy some tickets and won a huge jar of "Oldenhauser Giant Hot dogs" which weighed over a kilo, so rather than cart this along the beach i trekked back up the hill to the car park and brought down the plastic shopping bag containing our dinner.
We had a good walk along the bay till we rounded the corner and Dunstanburgh Castle came into view, so we sat down on a towel and tucked in!
Here's Pat eating a chunk of the Custard ring!

Once this ws finished we noticed a rather threatening cloud to the north under which it was obviously raining hard, so made our way back to the car.

Then it was a case of North up the A1 again to Berwick. we had intended to fill up at Morrisons but the queue at the pumps was so long that we went to another garage before heading back to camp.
The site is completely full, much to our surprise as we thought by this time the numberr of visitors would be tailing off.
The sound of pop music is drifting up from the seafront as this is the second and final day of "Spittal Seaside Festival!
We headed back into Berwick to have our evening meal in Mc Donalds then back to the van, and after a last evening walk on the beach for me, a quick tidy round and an early night.
The verdict on the Holiday? very good indeed!
This last shot of Low Newton Bay with Dunstanburgh Castle in the background says it all....

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