The recent sunny spell reminded me of a wonderful long weekend I spent with hubby on the Northumberland coast four years ago.
We stayed in a seaside resort called Seahouses (not sure if it's like Filey as in David W Robinson's cosy murder mystery, The Filey Connection but David might know...), a small-ish, touristy place with arcades, a campsite, and a few pubs with local ales. As we stayed in mid-May, the hordes of visitors were yet to arrive. Although we had to wait ages for our fish & chips takeaway...
Our lovely B&B overlooked the sea and we left the window open at night, listening to the waves. We could even spot Bamburgh Castle in the distance. Lovely!
One of the days we spent walking along the beach to Bamburgh, to visit town and castle. Despite the breeze (we walked like stooped pensioners to get there and straight-backed sergeants on the way back), the sun beat down and we got a fabulous tan.
Bamburgh is a cosy small town nestled beneath the castle.
Another day saw us visit Lindisfarne island. Arriving during low tide, we parked on the island and wandered about the abbey grounds, later enjoying a pint and lunch in 25C sunshine. Bliss!
As you probably know by now, I love exploring new places, and this corner of Northumberland is well worth a visit.
Don't overlook it!