Gail and I have just returned from a truly splendiferous few days spent exploring the Northumberland coast with our Nottingham-based friends Janet and Sue.
(Geography note: Northumberland, in the northeast corner of England, is conveniently situated about half way between Nottingham and Aberdeen.)
Shall I first show you some of the beaches? There aren't many places in crowded little England that offer such open and expansive vistas.
Of course, when with Gail, you always end up visiting places of geological interest too.
I'm sure you've already spotted the St Abbs Head fault line, separating volcanic rocks of eastern headland from the Devonian and Silurian sediments to the landward side (!)
It's not so often that Gail and I head for religious sites, but one has to say that the Holy Isle of Lindisfarne, an important centre of early Christianity in England and only reachable via a tidal causeway, has a very, very special atmosphere all of its own.
Still, we did all have a fabulous time overall, and massive thanks to Janet for organising our accommodation in Berwick-upon-Tweed and planning such splendid outings. I want you to know that I walked at least twenty-five miles over the course of the weekend. I might be slowing down a bit but there is life in the old dog yet!
oh Bertie we love that places... your land is so super beautiful and we will bug da staff to travel over da channel with us...ReplyDelete
Bertie lad, I hope one day e'er lang to be walking on Lindisfarne. Those beaches are something else too! What a wonderfurs gathering you had in a county of bounteous beauty! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx
Wow - what a fabulous and most beautiful adventure!ReplyDelete
It looks like you all had a great time and wonderful weather for your adventures. Thanks for taking us along on your trip.ReplyDelete
I'm afraid I would prioritize cakes over churches too. Sorry, Bertie!ReplyDelete
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Bertie thank you to you,Gail, Sue and Janet for taking your fiends on this fantastic journey!! WOW x 87 I might be an itty bitty jealous of this outing. Such lovely photos. I might need/deserve an entire cake if I walked 25 miles in one weekend.ReplyDelete
Bertie, we love that we can tag along through your beautiful photos and see all these interesting places you visit. We would have enjoyed running with you on those beaches.ReplyDelete
Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber
What a beautiful area...and we do believe our Mama would have stopped to enjoy cake too!ReplyDelete
Rosy, Jakey & Arty
25 miles! We are impressed. What a great place to visit, so much to see and Victoria sponge, as well.ReplyDelete
Bertie, we wish we could go on adventures with you.ReplyDelete
I love your photos. A little bit of history, beauty and Bertie in each oneReplyDelete
beautiful photos wonderful! That is a lot of miles BertieReplyDelete
Mabel & Hilda
A fault line ~ well whose fault was the cause? Will an earthquake happen? Yep forget about that let them eat cake.ReplyDelete
Oh, what a lovely trip Bertie!!! I didn't doubt for a moment that you were able to do 25 miles! I bets there were so many FABulous smells too!ReplyDelete
Thanks for takin' us along!!!
Bertie, you are a very lucky boy - you get to the most interesting and beautiful places. And cake too - wow!ReplyDelete
What a fabulous place to have one of those pretty little beach huts. My hooman says she'd love one !
What a wonderful trip and adventure you all had! And 25 miles is nothing to sneeze at! Bet those paws and feet were a little tired!ReplyDelete
Kiki and Rosie