Douglas Diary Autumn Hols
Whistlestop tour of Northeast part two
This is such an interesting visit I am writing another page today.
Next stop was Alnmouth. This is a beautiful old fashioned fishing village, almost like being in a time warp my pets remarked as if we were transported back some 350 dog years. My bearded one bought some liquorice Alsorts from an old fashioned little sweet shop – I did not get one.
The beach here was amazing, miles of powder sand just like it was in Santander when we arrived, perhaps not quite as warm. It was a tad windy. We walked for miles.
All this was before lunch. We got back into Jim’s short kennel, me in the boot of course and he drove us to another pretty coastal village not far away called Craster. Here they all had a crab lunch. The speciality of the region in a nice pub, I got some water!
Immediately opposite the pub outside of which we were sitting was a building that looked to me very much as if it were on fire, smoke was pouring from the chimney. This, it turned out was a very famous smokery of herrings, (the main catch locally) a fish which they then call kippers. They, of course, went to visit and to buy some of these delicacies for tomorrow’s breakfast, I am not expecting any.
Then we were off again to our last destination Bamburgh castle. This is a massive castle standing on a huge rock commanding miles of empty sandy beach in the village of Bamburgh on the east coast of Northumberland. There is no way any Scottish intruder or another enemy would make landfall here or attempt to gain entry. Apparently there has been a fortification on this rock since 400 AD but most of this structure is of Norman build a mere 7000 dog years old.
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Love Douglas x