Postcard from Northumberland

Dear Geography Cat, Here’s a view of Bamburgh Beach from our recent visit to Northumberland. It’s easy to see why this is such an iconic view; a wide expance of golden sand, the striking silhouette of the castle (behind me here), views across to Holy Island and the Farne Islands, and very often a rainbow! The village of Bamburgh, of course, is famous for its castle and the RNLI Museum commemorating Grace Darling for here heroic rescue of sailors in a storm. With love from Kath, Neil & Rosemary xx

Kath very kindly sent some photos of the trip too, Ike would have loved it!

Hartside Pass on the A686, on the way north
Bamburgh Castle
Dear Geography Cat, Greetings from Seahouses on the beautiful Northumberland coast. The village is a busy fishing port and there are boat trips to the Farne Islands, which are famous for their seals, and seabirds, including puffins, guillemots and razorbills. The historic fishing port houses the UK’s oldest operating smokehouse, still producing kippers! With love from Kath, Neil & Rosemary xx

Thank you Kath, Neil & Rosemary, loads of head bumps and purrs, GC xxx