Warkworth, Alnmouth & Amble April 2012
WWrite-up by Derek Rootham
Club members Dan, Tony, John, Garvin and Derek met at West Moor Sunday 15 April @ 07:30am again!!
The trip set off in great weather but as we parked up the weather started to play a major part in the proceedings, poor light and all four seasons in the morning.
Initially taking in the walk to the castle we were forced to stay out of the hail, when the hail let up a few attempts at the facade of the castle were made. The car park started to fill up and the decision was taken to go to the river walk to see what reflections could be taken of the castle.
The group then walked to the bridges taking in a heron who had decided to “sun” himself on the opposite bank. We crossed the river taking images of the stone bridge.
The group decided to go to Alnmouth Village to try to catch the tide but our timing was slightly out and with the suns orientation it was decided to leave the cameras in the bags as Garvin could smell the bacon sarnies with coffee and teas in the cafe.
To finish of the afternoon it was decided to visit the town of Amble for the jetty and the pier
The onshore wind was strong and biting but provided some good opportunities for wave images all enjoyed the day and photographic opportunities were hard worked for!
As we walked along the pier a canoeist who had been paddling down the coquet for two days finished his journey in a heavy swell and raised a few thousand pounds for his nominated charity!