While the lovely Katherine and Lee stayed at our house for a week we headed for a week in a beach side cottage at Boulmer in Northumberland.
Hector was poorly for our trip – like he was in 2014 – but we still ha a good week.
The cottage was excellent and the views from the kitchen and lounge and upper verandah were straight out over the beach and rocky shore. The varied and wonderful sea and shore birds there are a real treat to see.
The sun shone for the whole week.
Highlights were a trip to Blyth to watch the Tall Ships 2016 as they set sail out to Sweden. What a sight!
We discovered quiet and secluded beaches, a gem of a pub, and I finally got a boat trip out to the Farne Islands – something I’d wanted to do on every other visit but couldn’t due to bad weather.
Rosie had a lovely time rushing around and playing on the beaches and some nice long walks.