DATE                                  10.01.2014

DISTANCE                          ABOUT 7.8 MILES

WEATHER                          COLD, DULL BUT DRY

START / FINISH                 ROADSIDE PARKING AT NEWTON LINKS

 

BOB AND MICK HIT THE BEACH

Hello all  Its Bob I Haven’t written up a report for a while so I suppose it’s my turn to do one , we don’t get paid for this you know …………so don’t moan about the lack of reports and do you know how difficult it is for a puppy to type ?.

Right where to start , Mick let it be know that we would be going for a walk on his next day off , great I barked back , I knew that Flynn or Munchy wouldn’t be joining us because of the cold weather and the distance involved and to be honest I was looking forward to getting out with Mick , he has stated to develop a few bad habits that need to be sorted before they become a problem , like shouting for me when I wander off in front , “not too far “ he would shout like I would wander off and leave him , and he needs to be taught that I don’t need to be put on the lead I can easy just as easily walk along side him to keep him on the right track so yes I need to sort these bad habits out before they become a problem .

Gear was thrown into the car, I did my famous run and jump straight in and settle down for the drive, it didn’t take long for us to get where we where going and before I knew it mick was opening the door and out I jumped, right on your lead said mick “no way I replied “there is no road so I will walk at your side I barked back , Mick thought about this and agreed making all sorts of noises about I had better behave or there would be trouble , I let him think that he had made his point whilst leading him along the path down to the beach , our walk today was to park up at Newton links , walk along the golf course then link up with the coastal path , passing Low Newton , then take the higher path across Newton Point down to Snook , it was my plan to turn back then follow the coastline back but we met up with a local out with his dog , I said hi to the dog and was informed that there was a seal resting up along  Beadnell Bay , so we decided to go and have a look , As it turned out the seal had buggered off back to the sea before we got there but that didn’t matter as we had a nice walk , I know that I was enjoying myself , there was lots of new sights and smells to investigate …and it was great fun running through the dunes , Mick of course shouted at me from time to time but in the end he got the message that I would keep an eye on him not the other way around .

Time for a break said mick as he picked a spot out of the wind , and produced a nice tasty bit of Christmas cake , now I like cake so I did what I always do and managed to scrounge a few tasty bits , now that’s better I was finally getting somewhere with him , all it takes is a nice walk and a bit of tasty cake and I am happy , after a short break it was time to head back again I went off in front leading the way , this time Mick didn’t shout for me to come back but I would stop every now and then and wait for him to catch up , see this is how its done I barked at him ………….I suppose so was all I got in the way of a reply , I lead him around Newton Point then down onto the beach at Newton Haven then along the beach onto Embleton Bay from there we walked right along till we ran out of beach then it was up onto the dunes , again we found a nice sheltered spot for lunch , I did my duty and helped mick eat the roast beef out of his sarnie leaving him he healthy salad , then it was along to Rumble churn where I stopped and told Mick that I should have my lead on before we went into a field  where Sheep where , err ok said Mick and so I lead Mick around the Castle , see this is how its done , at the front of Dunstanburgh mick took a few photos then it was time to head back , a few sheep where around but they are stupid and didn’t really bother me , I was going to bark at them but I knew that would set Mick off so I didn’t , once out of the field Mick stopped and removed my lead (finally he is starting to get it) and I lead him back to the car , he seemed pleased with himself ……………about 7.8 miles without any problems I still have got to work on some of his training but he’s slowly getting there , as normal Mick took his camera and got a few photos .

Heading down towards the beach

 

Bob having a drink from the Embleton burn (I don’t know why I carry clean water for Bob)

 

One of my favourite views on this stretch of coastline.

 

Now Mick stop calling me or there will be trouble err ok Bob

 

Heading along the links looking towards the castle

 

The beach huts / holiday lets

 

Looking towards the nature reserve

 

Taken from inside the bird hut looking at some sort of water fowl.

Looking back at Low newton

 

Looking down towards Newton point and the old RAF radar station (now long gone)

 

Dropping down onto the dunes at “Football Hole”

 

Bob suggesting its time for cake

 

Where some unnamed burn joins the sea, shows how much rain we have been having

 

Looking back along the beach, the half buried kelp shows how rough the sea has been

 

Bob running back from Beadnell bay letting me know that the seal has buggered off back to the sea.

 

Last look back along Beadnell bay

 

Bob picking a spot for lunch

 

Ok here will do get the food out.

 

Looking along the beach, the sand was very soft along this section.

 

Looking back, we have to climb up onto the dunes at this point

 

Looking across at the old radar station with Dunstanburgh castle in the far distance

 

Looking back

 

The ship inn at Low newton well worth a visit

 

Looking back

 

Bob leading the way along Embleton Bay

 

Looking towards the castle

 

Heading up to the dune path again, looking back

 

Old ww2 bunker with even older castle in the background

 

Strange rock formation

 

One of the ruined towers

 

Looking towards a distant Craster

 

A few photos of the ruins

Heading back now

 

Bob just checking in with me or is that checking up on me?

 

Heading down

 

Last look back at the castle

 

Birds (oyster catchers?) on the golf course

 

Last look at the bay before we get to the car .

 

 

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