Weekend in Northumberland

We spent the weekend up in the beautiful and wild Northumberland coast visiting Lindisfarne (Holy Island), Bamburgh, Berwick upon Tweed, Seahouses, taking a boat cruise to see the wildlife living on the Farne Islands and a stop at Alnwick Castle.

We walked on the beach at twilight with a very strange cloud formation over us (it looked like a fleet of  UFOs), tracked down Singing Hinnies at a bakery, discovered a wonderful new Northumberland blue cheese called "Darling Blue" and drank Alnwick ale and a Foxy Blonde with fish and chips in the pub. Ahhhhh.... it was a fine weekend.

Bamburgh Castle

Driving across the causeway to Linisfarne. I checked the tide table for safe crossing time but this still felt a little bit "Indiana Jones-ish" to me.

16th century Lindisfarne Castle

Boat sheds at Lindisfarne Castle made from the upturned herring fishing boats

Cheerful daffodils waving everywhere we look

Fish and chips at the pub in Bamburgh

Our boat to the Farne Islands hopefully to see some puffins

Seabird heaven - Kittiwakes, Shags, Cormorants, Guillemots, Eider ducks, and of course Puffins

The grey seal colony


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