Archive for October, 2016

N.Berwick via Tantalon Castle

Eventually heading to a site at North Berwick on the Firth of Forth, we stopped off at Tantalon Castle, a fabulous ruin perched on a cliff top overlooking the Firth and the Bass Rock, with its lighthouse and covered in sea birds.

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Fidra Island just a few hundred yards off the beach, and its lighthouse.

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On the beach at North Berwick. The Caravan Club site was such a welcome touch of ‘luxury’ after the very disappointing facilities we’d endured at Bamburgh. We’ll definitely be going back there.

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Heading north via Holy Island

It was a lovely day, and low tide was exactly at the right time, so we went across the causeway to Holy Island, explored and came back to the van for lunch……… exciting stuff !

Further up the coast to Bamburgh

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We were heading towards Scotland for the very first time, but stopped off to visit a site just below Bamburgh Castle……. which displayed its different moods over two days.

                                          

And, of course, more running around on the beach !

We could also see the Farne Islands from the beach………. but neither of us fancied the rather choppy waters to go for a visit.

 

Hercules over Aysgarth

A 47 Squadron C-130 Hercules, displaying the squadrons’ centenary colour scheme, came lumbering past and just above us while we were out walking. Then disappeared off towards Hawes closely followed by a ‘plain’ number two in trail.

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Dogs, dogs and more dogs !

Our daily saunter down to the falls was spiced up with the arrival of the Bernese Ramblers Club…….. all meeting in the car park near the falls. A dozen Bernese and a couple of other giant breeds, plus the biggest St.Bernard we’d ever seen, Hudson, weighing 14 stones…… and what a boisterous handful he was ! Though not so much that he didn’t want his belly rubbing. We also met a lady who runs a Bernese ‘home from home’…….. a really upmarket kennels for if we want to go away without Fred.

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Fred remained aloof to everything, as usual…………

 

September and on the beach again

No prizes for guessing where !

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And a Yorkshire Air ambulance helicopter landed on the sites’ dog walking field while we were watching. They’d dropped in on a training exercise apparently.

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I also took some shots on Eddies’ new camera, a Sony……..

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