Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Tuesday 5th October: Seahouses and St Abbs

One of the best things about this site (Sea View) is the fantastic Dawns you can see out of the caravan window. Here is todays example, and very colourful it was too!

We drove down the coast, had a coffee at Bamburgh then on to Seahouses, parking on the front and visiting the lifeboat station, this is the RNLB Grace Darling (no surprise in that choice of name, is there!)
Then the inevitable visit to the Farne Gift shop, which must have the biggest range of cheap goods of any shop of comparable size, anywhere! Pat couldn't resist taking a photo of the place.
Trotters the bakers was next on the list, then a walk around the harbour where even this late in the season, boats were getting ready for the day trips to the Farne Islands
I went down to the bottom of the slipway looking for a better "angle" care was needed as there was a very slimy coating on the concrete

Next move was to head north along the A1 back in the direction of Berwick to have dinner at the Oxford Farm shop, here is Pat tucking into a Cheesy Salmon Bake, which she thoroughly enjoyed. I had the Farmhouse Mince and Dumplings, absolutely delicious!
Back to the caravan for a brief rest then a walk down to the riverside and this was the view across to Berwick, after a dull morning the sunshine was very welcome!
With the weather so much better it was worth going for a run to St Abbs to take advantage of the long shadows and directional lighting.
St Abbs is always worth visiting and this late in the year it is pretty quiet, and there are fewer than usual boats in the harbour
Pat took this one looking in the direction of Coldingham, as can be seen here there was quite a sea running
On the outer harbour there was a real problem with glare as we were facing directly into the sun, but Pat managed this rather nice shot, a great advert for her Bridge Camera!
As we left St Abbs the Church and harvested field caught Pat's eye and she took this rather good image.

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