19th March 2011
After a few days of teaching a bunch of very enthusiastic kids about the Vikings in Edinburgh I needed a break on my journey home.
The weather forecast was good for Northumbria so the siren call of another classic landscape location was simply not to be ignored.
I normally shoot Lindisfarne Castle from the harbour side but with an unusually low tide predicted I decided to try a different viewpoint for a change to catch the morning light from the East.
Not perhaps my favourite angle of the keep but I did like the warm morning lighting on the cobble beach as the sun broke the horizon.
The Peggity huts on the right hand side are the National Trusts very tidy versions of a local custom that is more evident in the harbour.
At this time of year there is usually a profusion of fishing equipment to be found there as well and this pile of crab pots, unconsciously echoing the abbey ruins in the background caught my eye on this morning.
Such strong clear light is rarely my preferred conditions for landscape work but sometimes you just have to go with the flow.
After mooching around for pictures amongst the paraphernalia of the fishing industry for a while I decided to take another quick look at Howick Haven before making my way home after a long week away.