Club Walk, Alnmouth Circular - Tuesday 8th August 2017.

        

On Tuesday 8th August 2017 the Morpeth Camera club Summer Programme continued with a circular walk around
the village of Alnmouth. Members parked on Riverside Road and met at the old Ferryman's hut overlooking the estuary.
Once again the vagaries of the british weather seemed to be against us, but those in attendance were keen to carry
on regardless and look for images.

The aim of the evening was to complete a circular walk in an anticlockwise direction as we set off north along the
riverside on the Lovers Walk footpath. This location gave us views of Lovaine Terrace, a row of houses painted in
pastel colours that have become a local landmark. As we continued to the Duchess bridge, built 1856, a startled
Curlew & a Grey Heron took flight from the mudflats, but we stopped to view Canada Geese and swans on the River
Aln.

Turning east we headed to the north end of the village passing an old Wesleyan Chapel that is now a private residence,
the village War Memorial located on the roundabout and the Friary of St Francis. Turning into The Wynd, a gentle
downhill stroll then took us across the golf course and out onto the beach.

The outgoing tide left a large expanse of sand, but grey skies restricted the light for any good landscape shots. Adjusting
to these conditions, close up images of flotsam and jetsam were still to be found as we headed south along the beach.
At the mouth of the river we turned west, making our way over the soft shifting sands opposite Church Hill and back into
the estuary.

As we returned to our starting point, colourful boats on the wet sand, anchors, ropes, chains and buoys were all captured
and despite the weather we finished our walk in good spirits. Thank you to those who attended.

  

Davy Bolam.