DISTANCE JUST OVER 12 MILES
WEATHER BRIGHT AND SUNNY
START / FINNISH CAR PARK AT BOULMER
After my last walk across the lakes two days earlier I was feeling pretty pleased with myself , however it wasnít without a cost , that was the following day I was stiff and sore and had a lovely bruise forming just under my bum cheek where the arty leg bears most of the weight and then today when I got up I was still feeling the effects of that walk , now the last thing I wanted to do is make thing worse but I have found out in the past sometimes a small easy walk is just what I need to sort out any aches and pains , so that was it decided . I had done all my jobs the day before and had acquired loads of good boy points so it was up ,wash , breakfast grab my gear and off I went , stopping only to pick up a bite to eat from my favourite sarnie shop.
I decided that I would drive up to Boulmer, park up and have a nice easy walk along the coastal path, stop someplace have dinner then head back. The weather for once was good, bright with some sun. Well that was the plan however as normal it didnít quite happen that way.
Things got off to a good start, I was on my own and had a good selection of music playing away via my I pod when I looked up the coastline and saw a mass of what looked like white tents / caravans set out in front of Dunstanburgh castle.
My rather limited mind went into overdrive ďa peace campĒ does that mean free love and all that stuff, you know willing women in brightly coloured wellies dishing out free love to one and all? Would there be free coffee (well I am getting on a bit nowadays) that was it I had to go and see, all thoughts about a nice slow short walk went out the window and off I went.
Yes they are white tents; all zipped up, very neat not what I would expect from a peace camp, more investigating is required, eventually I found some one who knew what was going on, its part of the 2012 /Olympic / art/ celebrations, they got quite excited when I told them that I had walked 6 miles up the coast to see it and did an impromptu interview I wont go into what I thought of the whole project but hereís a link to who want to read up on this.
Photo taken at night.
So that was it, no free love!!! err I mean coffee so it was time for me to head back, just as I started I met up with a certain super dawg Bruno and his owner the world famous Mike Knipe who was out doing things and stuff, comments where exchanged about the lack of free love err I mean coffee and that no one could pitch there own tent up amongst the white ones and I think we both came up with the same thoughts on the matter along the lines of what a waste of money. Of course I didnít think like that because they had filmed /interviewed me and I am certain that Hollywood directors are busy sorting out the next blockbuster film for me to star in. Anyway by this time Bruno has his eye on a rather smart white poddle female dog and wanted to go see her so we went our separate ways.
And that was that just six miles to go, nothing really, a quick stop at the tea room at Craster for coffee and cake and a really pleasant walk back down the coast, the only downside was I saw a dead seal washed up on the beach, I know all things die and it looked like an old fully grown one but I still didnít like it.
Didnít see a single person on the way back (just how I like it) and by the time I got to the car all my aches and pains had gone and one last look at the GPS read just over 12 miles .
All in all a very good relaxing days walking along the coast. As normal a few photos enjoy :-
Now heading towards Iron Scars.
Not sure what this section of coastline is called but its very impressive when the sea is rough.
Seagulls nesting on Cullernose Point.
Dunstanburgh Castle .
The peace camp.
Me heading back.
Looking back . cows not bothering anyone.
Heading back Northumberland coastal walking at its best.
Looking back towards Cullernose point.
Sea Gull (dont know what type)
Rumbling Kern, nice place to stop for a while.
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Day after thoughts.
On waking up in the morning with no stiffness or aches it would seem that having a nice easy flat walk is just what the doctor ordered and it was just over 12 miles so all in all a good result.