Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Northumberland - Post #06 - Seahouses Rock Patterns

We had visited Seahouses Beach the previous day and I became fascinated with the colourful patterns in the rocks. I had become previous inspired by a talk from John Hooton, an Irish Landscape photographer, and by Our Ann Miles who had been to this coast last year.

Just after breakfast Sue dropped me off at the Seahouses Beach so I could get these shots. The group later joined me.

I love the abstract patterns that are formed and I am sure I will try to find more Rock Textures in future.












Monday, 29 June 2015

Northumberland - Post #05 - At the Seaside, Beadnell and Seahouses

Early morning visit to Beadnell Harbour. We then walked to where we thought some Little Terns may be. In the afternoon we visited the beach at Seahouses.

Beadnell ....

 
 
 



Artic Tern






Artic Tern

Dunlin

Ringed Plover

Jellyfish

Dunlin


Sparrow Hawk

Ringed Plover




Seahouses ....




 

Northumberland - Post #04 - The Farne Islands

Looking at the weeks weather forecast we decided to go to the Farne Islands on the Sunday, we had originally planned a Monday trip on the assumption that there may be less people on the Islands. As it turned out, going on the Sunday was a good idea, one of the islands could not be landed on in the week.

We set off at 9:30 on the 'Glad Tidings IV'. It was a about 30 minutes to the nearest island. I knew that there was going to be lots of birds but my vision was a real underestimate.

We were shown around a number of islands before landing on Staple Island and on the way we were shown a grey seal colony. We stayed on Staple Island for about 2 hours, walking amongst the birds.

We then left Staple Island and sailed off to Inner Farne Island where we stayed for another hour.

Both Islands are National Trust.

Shags

Common Turn

Cormorant

Kittiwake

Grey Seal

Grey Seal

Eider Duck

Grey Seal

Puffin

Puffin

Shag

Razorbill

Herring Gull


Kittiwake

Guillemot

Guillemot

Kittiwake

Oystercatcher

Oystercatcher

Puffin

Puffin

Puffin

Kittiwake

Kittiwake

Shag

Puffin

Shag

Kittiwake

Kittiwake

Black Headed Gull

Puffin



Artic Turn

Artic Turn

Guernsey 16 - Les Vardes Quarry Nature Walk

We met up with the Guernsey Camera Clubs at a Quarry operated by Ronez. In 2015 the company created a short 50 minute nature walk around the...