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July 2015

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Castles and Walks in Northumberland

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Northumberland's Castles

A Welsh Castle
Newport (Pembs)
Allen Banks
Thrunton Woods 2
Warkworth Beach
West Woodburn
Yeavering Bell
Lakes walks
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Boats, many and various in the harbour, Seahouses, Northumberland
On a glorious morning an excited queue makes its way onto the "Glad Tidings" for a trip round the Farne Islands, Seahouses, Northumberland
The rather bigger "Glad Tidings V" returning from its trip round the Farne Islands, Seahouses, Northumberland
Making way out of the harbour on their way to the Farnes, trippers get themselves organised on board, Seahouses, Northumberland
This is a working harbour and the"Sophie Dawn" crew is unloading their latest catch, Seahouses, Northumberland
Inside the lifeboat station the "Grace Darling" is gleaming. The walls of the station are decorated with boards commemorating the dates of historic rescues achieved by the boats and men from this location, Seahouses, Northumberland
Near the lifeboat station a family makes its plans as to what to go and see next, Seahouses, Northumberland
The dramatic statue "The Rescue" - presented to the Parish of North Sunderland and Seahouses by Country Life Homes and Seafield Caravan Park , stands near to the lifeboat station. Seahouses, Northumberland
A great view north from the harbour wall. Bamburgh castle to the left and the castle on Lindisfarne on the right in the distance. Seahouses, Northumberland
People love puffins! The proprietor of this shop would like to encourage you to take a reminder home. Seahouses, Northumberland
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Coming from Alnwick at the road junction at Chirton Bank this big direction sign keeps the tourists going in the right direction, Seahouses, Northumberland
A Trip down the River Tyne
Looking west from inside the basin made between the Millenium Bridge and Tyne Bridge six of the bridges between Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead can be seen The King Edward Bridge and the Redheugh bridge are just visible through the Blue Metro Bridge. River Tyne,Tyne and Wear (the Tyne Bridges)
The boat taking us on our river cruise does a detour under the blinking Millenium Bridge before setting off down to the river mouth. River Tyne,Tyne and Wear
A ship at the "Shepards Offshore" dock being loaded with enormous reels of cable. River Tyne,Tyne and Wear
Stylish an elegant cranes against a darkening sky at the A&P Yard on the south bank. River Tyne,Tyne and Wear
Sunday evening an Antarctic survey ship is moored at the A&P Yard on the south bank. River Tyne,Tyne and Wear
One of the powerful tugs that operate assisting ships entering and leaving the river. River Tyne,Tyne and Wear
I think these skeletal hobby-horse contrivances at Tyne Dock are for loading coal or some other ore but I'm prepared to be put right. River Tyne,Tyne and Wear
Two of the great transporters "Pamela" and "City of Rotterdam" are loading vehicles built at the Nissan factory in Washington to take them to mainland Europe. River Tyne,Tyne and Wear
Many little boats on the bend beyond Tyne Dock and opposite the Fish Quay in North Shields. River Tyne,Tyne and Wear
The lifeboat "Spirit of Northumberland" moored at the North Shields station. River Tyne,Tyne and Wear
The "Herd Groyne" an iconic light on the south shore near the mouth of the river. The Lighthouse was built in 1882 and shows a series of lights indicating directions to be taken upon entering the port's breakwater walls. This system of coloured lights replaced the 2 range or 'high and low' lights at South Shields that would have Shown safe passage by being aligned; these still exist in fantastic condition, with many original features. South Shields. River Tyne,Tyne and Wear
A green channel marker buoy offering the safe line into the river. River Tyne,Tyne and Wear
The South Pier is a very popular fishing spot. It seems that one young man has lost interest and has managed to climb above the doorway. River Tyne,Tyne and Wear
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Out and About( yorkshire/ Scotland). Whittingham Village
Garden Butterflies, Woodhorn Colliery (Weeping Window),Warkworth.
Allan Banks - Plankey Mill. Shillmoor Law.
Seahouses Harbour, A trip down the River Tyne
Spring blossom, Seaton Sluice.
Ellingham Chathill, Belsay Hall
Newbiggin by the Sea, Lindisfarne (Holy Island)
Simonside Hills, Belsay - Capheaton
Newton on the Moor, Guyzance, High Whittle.
Best of 2014, Bardon Mill 2