We didn’t travel widdershins
Berwick-upon-Tweed has Elizabethan walls which make a handy circular walk. So that is what we did, taking random photos of views both in and out of the circle as we wandered round. It was a clear afternoon, around 15:30, with low, bright sunlight, making shots to the west flare and bringing out amazing colours and shadows all round. We used the Canon Ixus 60 but it was hard to see what we’d captured at the time. All subsequent damage to photos by way of selection, fiddling cropping and adjusting, is down to me.
It’s a fairly long shot, though not the longest of the day, and, although a little grainy, has a lovely colour quality. Couldn’t bring myself to crop the bottom of the image of excess sea as was taken with the shading of the water and the three verticals together travelling up and across the image.
The fencing here brings to mind an attack of hiccups in an ironworks.
These benches occasionally congregate looking out to sea.
Bamburgh Castle is something like 12-16 miles away I reckon. I cropped a large tree off the left of the image behind the branches of which you might just have been able to make out the vague shape of Holy Island with Lindisfarne Castle some 8 miles away too, but that would have taken even more of the eye of faith.
And then there’s this:
- Today’s News: Guild of Freemen call on council to mark historic Berwick event (journallive.co.uk)
Now here’s a coincidink
Rain moving in on Lindisfarne Castle (Holy Island), Northumberland
Less posting, more spam?
Has anyone else found that they get more spam when they’re not posting than when they are? Been busy here with life and all that but seem to have needed to clean up spam more frequently – go figure.
- inactivity = vacuum = influx of rubbish (?)
A coincidink entirely
Was out the other day and a parcel had to be signed for so this now meant we had to go the 23 miles to the office in Alnwick to sign and receive it. As it was going to break up the day anyway we decided on a circuitous trip back, taking in food in Amble where we finished off our dining at Spurelli’s Boutique Ice-cream Parlour - an assortment of flavours that you don’t expect to find in a former small fishing port now a small marina. We ended up in St Lawrence’s Church, Warkworth down by the river, not having visited this church in all the years we’ve lived around here. (The link above gives a very detailed account of the history of the church on this site).
- English Heritage – Warkworth Castle, Northumberland - the photo in the slide show above is taken from the churchyard.
- A few of my favourite things (intotheorchard.com)