Sunday, 23 July 2017

a bit damp

23rd July 2017, Newton Point, 7:30am

This summer there does seem to have been a lot of wet cold weather between the odd very hot day...




Friday, 21 July 2017

Hidden Northumberland

21st July 2017, Roughting Linn, 11am

An interesting day out mooching about the hidden gems of Northumberland. These beautiful abstract rock carvings are found all over N Britain and there are loads in Northumberland. They are hard to date but are definitely ancient and most likely late stone age.




These figurative animal carvings of goat crag also cannot be dated and some think they're quite modern. If they are prehistoric then they are unique in UK.



Quite lucky to see a fair bit of water in these wee falls. A beautiful, peaceful place worth knowing about when the beaches are crowded...


Wednesday, 19 July 2017

grey and cool

19th July 2017, Embleton Bay, 8am

Ah, the peaceful cool of a grey morning. Fair weather beach walkers need not apply for here is beauty for the connoisseur!




Tuesday, 18 July 2017

fishing in the right place

18th July 2017, Embleton Bay, 7:30am

This fishing coble stops here everyday through the summer catching (I believe) salmon and sea trout. If he didn't do it for the fishing you would pay him to park his coble here purely for aesthetic reasons...


hot and blue

17th July 2017, Embleton Bay, 7:30am

Coming home to this from a wet weekend is like going on holiday...


17th July 2017, Newton Point 4pm

A baking hot day by UK standards.  Daisy led the way so she could could cool off in the sea...


herbalism

14th July 2017, Embleton Bay, 7:30am

Enjoying a sunny Northumberland morning before a weekend in Scotland with a rainy forecast...


Woody Nightshade. A bonny wee flower and an interesting herbal history according to Wiki...

Solanum dulcamara has been valued by herbalists since ancient Greek times. In the Middle Ages the plant was thought to be effective against witchcraft, and was sometimes hung around the neck of cattle to protect them from the "evil eye".
John Gerard's Herball (1597) states that "the juice is good for those that have fallen from high places, and have been thereby bruised or beaten, for it is thought to dissolve blood congealed or cluttered anywhere in the intrals and to heale the hurt places."


Thursday, 13 July 2017

First aid

13th July 2017, Embleton Bay, 8am

Hurt paw makes her yelp
Soon forgotten in the sea
Cool waters cure all