Tag: beach

Up Close With Fluffy White Seal Pups – England’s East Coast

Did you know that there are beaches in England where you can get up close with over 1600 fluffy white seal pups? There are 4 thriving Grey Seal pupping colonies on England’s East Coast: Donna Nook in Lincolnshire, the Farne Islands off Northumberland and Blakeney and Horsey colonies in Norfolk. I visited Donna Nook in late November, just as pup numbers were reaching their peak.   Seals, seals, as far as the eye can see. Brownish-grey adults laying on the sand intermingled with the bright white fur of newborn pups. Some pups had even opted to snooze right up against the double fence that separates seals and visitors by only half a metre. Close enough to touch – not...

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Sanderlings and Dunlins of Crimdon Beach

A walk along a stretch of beach is so much more than sea and sand as I am sure you will agree. The Durham Heritage Coast is a wonderful way to experience a great deal of variety along a coast line and enjoy walking the coast here enormously. On my recent article about walking along Crimdon Beach I explored some of the delights that can be experienced here, but if you ever come to walk here you are greeted by groups of birds in great variety. And the Sanderling groups are front and centre, walking fast, on their little...

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Marsden Grotto – The Cave Bar In The Cliff

On many a journey were I have had to pass through quickly, I have always made a mental note of coming back to explore individual places a bit more thoroughly. Marsden Grotto is one of those places I vowed to myself to return to. To eat, relax and take a nice walk along the beach and cliff tops. The Pub on the beach, the cave bar. One of the only few cave bars in Europe. It is certainly different, from all angles. Nature, clifftops and beach all around yet you would not say the pub, literally built into the...

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Juno Beach Pier, Florida: Colours and Scenes

When myself and Hubby decided to move from Myrtle Beach, SC to Jupiter Florida, and we found ourselves living a mere 3.2 miles from the beach, I decided to create a tradition. Jumping up before the sun reaches the horizon and to see if I could capture some decent sunrises around Juno Pier was my plan. No, of course I couldn’t do it every single morning, we do get a lot of rain in South Florida and we had one or two little windy events which put a damper, excuse the pun, on my dawn forays. Having lived in...

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A Cornish Escape, Tin Mines and Coves

It was August bank holiday and my family and I decided on a spontaneous getaway in Cornwall. We packed up our camping gear and drove down towards Penzance, Cornwall, we towed a camping trailer with tents and camping gear and our second eldest son and his fiancée followed behind in their car.  A weekend of camping, of gorgeous beaches, tin mines and coves, oh and pirates, lots of pirates! The drive to Cornwall from Nottinghamshire was roughly 320 miles which by rights should have taken (According to Google) 5hrs 30mins, but on a Friday before the bank holiday weekend, a total nightmare, so much congestion! We arrived...

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Walks Along Crimdon Beach, Durham

A beach I have walked many a time and in many a weather. Crimdon Beach is one of those joys where you can stretch your legs over a spectacular large sandy beach as well as it being so surprisingly quiet. I did this stretch of coast on my Tyne to Tees walk and that inspired me to come back, time and time again. It is on the the very South of the Durham coast and leads into Hartlepool Headland at the far end if heading from Crimdon. On a clear day you get great views over to the North...

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