Archive for the ‘The Seaside’ Category

A year ago today I posted the text below along with a couple of pictures of Dunstanburgh Castle (including the one above). The view of the castle across Embleton Bay is one which I’ve had the chance to enjoy many times over the years, and as panoramas go I think it’s one that’s going to be […]

That was a week that was. So a Sunday morning spent reacquainting ourselves with the North sea.

I’m a lucky boy there’s no doubt of that. Another week away with Mrs Weir, this time in the North of Wales, staying on the fringes of “the finest seaside resort in Western Europe” – according to an unattributed quote supplied by the local council. And although I can’t say I’ve been to every one […]

I never ever tire of being beside the seaside.

Saving Grace


A morning spent playing beach hut bingo.

Island Life


The second overseas trip this year. The first was an afternoon spent on Inner Farne in May which I’m reliably informed sits at 1 to 4 miles off the mainland, so given the success of the first excursion we decided to extend our range a little and spent a whole week on the Isle of Wight, […]

On our last trip to the North we made the obligatory visit to the superfine Barter Books where amongst other book based booty I picked up a ‘publication’, (that’s what the introduction calls it anyway), called ‘Remember Filey Butlins’. The book, (publication sounds somewhat impersonal), is a lovely archive of interviews and pictures from former staff, […]


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