Friday 31 July 2009

Northumberland (25-31 July 2009)

We had a very enjoyable week staying in a flat in Alnwick, Northumberland in July 2009.  We used Alnwick as a base to visit several houses in Northumberland, had trips to the Farnes and Coquet Islands while I had a couple of mornings looking for Dippers on mountain rivers.  We came home via Hadrian's Wall (and various diversions on the M1).

Belsey House
Belsey Gardens
Belsey Castle
Glass Horse - on display at Belsey Castle

Cragside entrance gates
Cragside Garden
Cragside House
Alnwick Gardens
Bamburgh Castle
boat to Farnes

Common Seal on the Farnes
Kittiwake on Inner Farne
juvenile Arctic Tern waiting to be fed ...
Arctic Tern with fish

Puffin on Inner Farne

useful to have a Puffin image that could be anywhere
view inland from Ros Castle
view east from Ros Castle

Coldstream - Nessa and Josh visit Scotland for the first time
Holy Island

Amble Harbour, starting point for boat trip to Coquet Island
Amble Castle
Eider in Amble Habour
Coquet Island
spot the Roseate Tern, there is probably one there somewhere
remains of Roman Barracks
The Wall