19/09/2013

Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland

Sunrise over the beach at Bamburgh Castle:

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Bamburgh Castle with the sunrise emerging over the Farne islands

I recently spent a long weekend on holiday with my family at the quaint seaside fishing village of  Seahouses on the Northumberland Coast in England. Bamburgh is only a 5/10 min drive further up the coast and I have always loved this beach setting, infact I would go as far to say it's one of the best beaches in europe, if not one of the best beaches in world! The pristine beach, the undeveloped area, the history,  the remoteness and the ruggedness, with Bamburgh Castle sitting proudly above it all. It's pretty unique and special.

So being in the area I thought it was an opportunity not to be missed to wake up early a couple of mornings and head to the Beach near Bamburgh Castle to take some photos around sunrise. It always takes a big effort to get yourself out of bed when it's dark to get your sunrise photos, especially on holiday, but I checked the forecast, it looked favourable and I was lucky enough that the conditions turned out good, yet different on both mornings. One morning there were no clouds in the sky at all (see above pic) with the other morning having a lot of cloud in the sky - but just enough breaks on the horizon where the sun would rise to enable a bit of a blazing light show. (below pic)


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A blazing glow of a sunrise at Bamburgh Castle


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footsteps in the sand early one morning at Bambugh Castle


a hazy glow of the rising sun over the sand dunes at Bamburgh Castle
a hazy glow of the rising sun over the sand dunes at Bamburgh Castle

bambugh beach kite flying
During the day the beach at Bamburgh is a little busier, on this sunny windy day some people where flying their kites 

The village of Bamburgh with the castle in the background
The village of Bamburgh with the castle in the background


Holy Island:

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Whilst in the area we also payed a visit to Holy Island, which is another beautiful & historic setting

bag pipe player at Holy Island
bag pipe player at Holy Island
  


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