A misty walk to Seahouses….

Well not a great day for us, visibility was very poor all day and the rain came along mid afternoon for the duration. Still we got out promptly to make the best of the day before the rain came along and set off along the shore towards Seahouses.

We really couldn’t see much at all as we ambled along the beach but it was pleasant enough with the waves crashing along the shore and just the odd person appearing through the gloom every now and then. After a mile or so we had to cut inland slightly across a golf course as the beach ended just before Seahouses and we didn’t feel inclined to slither over the rocks (it would probably have been ok if the weather had been clearer and the tide a bit further out).

Seahouses is quite a busy large village with many pretty cottages along the sea front (sadly many of them holiday lets) and what looks to be quite a busy harbour.

We continued along the front and beyond the village came upon Seahouses main beach – which ordinarily is probably quite spectacular…

Time will tell as we shall definitely have to return on a brighter day, but for now this will do for a run around for Poppydog and a little sit down for me before we walk back.

Our peace was shattered by the arrival of a class load of orange little humans!

Part way back the rain came – ah well tomorrow is another day!

Walking along Beadnell Bay…

A rainy night but importantly a dry day, with quite a bit of sunshine. Today we decided to walk along and enjoy the beauty of Beadnell Bay. It is about a mile from the site and though not as busy as yesterday, there were too many people and dogs around for Poppydog for the first bit of the beach and then…

Oh yes once past the river that meanders across the beach we pretty much had the beach to ourselves.

And Poppydog was once again free as a bird….

A little dip in the sea….

A beautiful 7.5 mile walk and a happy hound!

Our last day at Berwick…

Well this last two weeks seems to have flown past, but here we are on our last full day here and what a beauty. As is often the case we have visited all the beaches on this stretch of coastline and after two magnificent days on Holy Island we opted to head back to Cheswick Black Rocks Beach for our last day.

Even though the skies were clear blue there was a fair wind blowing along the beach and so we walked inland through the dunes from Cocklawburn to Cheswick and then braved the return journey via the beach…

Day one on the Holy Island…

How lovely, the day dawned bright and sunny and stayed that way, nice and warm too! Today we are bound for The Holy Island, a tidal island a couple if miles off shore, linked by a causeway though cut off for 4.5 hours over each high tide. We had intended to walk across the causeway (a couple of miles) but were on it before finding somewhere to park the car. Instead we parked up on the Snook a section of dunes sitting above the high tide line, partway across the causeway.

From here we cut across the dunes onto – well miles and miles of sand – how amazing…

In the distance is Goswick Sands, but closer to us Snook Beach…

The odd person just visible in the distance but essentially all ours!

It was quite wonderful standing on this beach, looking around and the only things we could see were the dunes, sand and sea, the only sounds, the sea and birds a truly magical moment. Just look at this beach, the colours and patterns….

Oh and Poppydog has found her own little oasis….

Time to move on and so we wandered through the dunes, heading around the island clockwise (we like to do things in a clockwise direction), Poppydog still free as a bird as there doesn’t appear to be anyone about. Next stop the lovely beach of Coves Haven.

Beautiful white sand, though a bit rocky and weedy at the waters edge…

Over and around the dunes we went and here is another stunningly white bay, Sandown….

Either which way you look – simply beautiful….

Bearing in mind it is such a beautiful day where is everyone?

After another while scrambling over the dunes we reached the cairn on Emmanuel Head our final point for today.

As we must cross the Causeway before the tide gets too high we wandered back to the car through the dunes with a glimpse of the castle in the distance…

and left the Island behind with just 16 minutes to spare after a fabulous 7.5 mile walk.

From Cheswick village to Goswick Sands….

Still quite windy but a bit more sun around today, not a lot but a bit! We wanted to go back to Goswick Sands today, so this time we found somewhere to tuck the car in Cheswick (just a few houses and farms) and walked the 3 miles or so along the lanes and eventually across the dunes to the beach.

This really is a long way from anywhere and there appears to be no formal parking apart from for the Golf Course and the lanes too narrow to allow for verge parking, so I was not surprised to discover that again we had the beach to ourselves.

The sea too is a long way out and we contented ourselves with walking around to where the beach gives way to marshland at Beal Point with views over to Holy Island (just a bit of greenery on the horizon from here).

Poppydog was of course happy to chase balls across this great expanse of sand.

Until it was time for us to head back and complete this 8 mile walk.