Cycling along the coast

P.H

Regular
Apr 4, 2011
43
Derby, UK
I spent five days last week cycling up the NE coast of England and into Scotland. Not as many miles as I'd intended, the tail end of hurricane Katia made the riding exciting and the camping interesting! Well at least it gave me plenty of excuses to get off and take a few photos. It was all good, as it always is when I just get on the bike and go. But the highlights of the trip were a day on Lindisfarne (Also known as Holy Island), which is accessible by causeway only when the tide is out and St Abbs in Scotland, an unexpected pleasure, simply stunning.
Full moon
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Typical deserted Northumberland beach
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Banborough Castle
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Lindisfarne Causway
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Holy Island Churchyard
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Lindisfarne Castle
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One of the Berwick bridges
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St Abbs head
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The women and children of St Abbs waiting for the shipwrecked fishermen who will never return
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Sunset over the Dunbar cement works, there's beauty in industry as well!
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There's a few more on my Flickr and I may add to them over the next few days as I continue to sort them. Thanks for looking.
 

Ray Sachs

Legend
Sep 21, 2010
123
Not too far from Philly
you should be able to figure it out...
Lovely set. Yeah, its always good to get on the bike and just go. I haven't done any real bike touring in the last couple of years and haven't done any self-supported tent touring in longer than that. The whole pitching a tent at the end of a long day of riding doesn't appeal to me anymore - I'm clearly getting soft. So nice to tag along for your tour via photo - thanks for that!

LX5 is a great camera for a trip like that. Beautiful country too!

-Ray
 

Mayank

Veteran
Jul 16, 2010
103
India
Lovely pictures, they have a very nice, quaint mood. 'Lindisfarne Causway' is my favourite. Thanks for sharing!
 

BBW

Administrator Emeritus
Jul 7, 2010
123
betwixt and between
BB
P.H. thank you so much for adding these here - and taking us along for some of your tour. I am not going to lie, I would never make it bicycling all over but I would absolutely love to visit and walk these areas...and maybe peddle a bit where it's flat.:wink:

Such a gorgeous area - and please do add more or give us a direct link to your set on Flickr. There's something about that open stretch of beach with the dunes that really pulls at my heartstrings...and then to see that one of the sculptures of the wives and children who waited for naught. As Mayank said, Lindisfarne Causway is an extra special view and my favorite, as well.
 

BillN

Hall of Famer
Aug 25, 2010
123
S W France
Bill
great shots

yours sounds a little "energetic" for me (plus my good lady)

we were in Vichy - "taking the waters" - well a "semi-dry run" for a proper visit next year
 

christilou

Legend
Jul 13, 2010
164
Sunny Frimley
Beautiful colours in the beach and sunset pictures, the rest are also rather lovely. I'm glad you were able to find the good weather in the UK somehow!
 

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