Just another day at the beach
|Bamburgh Beach earlier today|
A pleasant 16C and blustery winds greeted us but you are never disappointed with Bamburgh, one hour North of Newcastle upon Tyne, whatever the weather. I hope you are pronouncing it correctly in your head, by the way. It's Bam burra not Bam berg. A crop of rock, which was forced up by volcanic activity, is crowned with a castle, 150 feet above the waves.
The beach looks out over the Farne Islands, with their rich history and bird life including the puffins. Lighthouses wink at you as you stand on the shore and it is incredible to think the coastline here is dotted with beautiful beaches like this. It's a rare day when you can sunbathe but there is something about a moody sky that just seems to make this area even more appealing.
|Less of a sand castle an more of a sand fort.|
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