Thursday 30th May 2019
Today’s trip was a short one for us, we would have liked to have visited Holy Island but the tide times were against us so we pressed on to Bamburgh.
We parked in the large car park below Bamburgh Castle, free, and walked up the steep path to it, we had decided not to pay for entrance as we’d seen a few tv programmes showing the interior( and we saved £27) .
We walked down onto the stunning beach below the castle where Layla did a 200m dash to the sea, she only gets her feet wet nowadays, she has gone off waves, we continued to the end of the beach and walked into the village. This was the home of Grace Darling,
There is a museum there in her honour which supports the RNLI
We drove on from there to Seahouses which is a busy seaside town unfortunately we couldn’t park so we continued on to Beadnell, as we arrived the heavens opened and rain lashed down, so we took the opportunity to have coffee and lunch. When the rain stopped we walked down into this unspoilt village and discovered a small harbour and another lovely sandy beach.
It began to rain again as we walked back to Homer and continued to do so on our drive to Alnwick, where surprise surprise we found dedicated motorhome parking in one of the main car parks, £1 for three hours! We had a very wet walk around Alnwick and I’m sure didn’t see it at its best, Michelle walked round the outside of Alnwick Castle, dogs not allowed I’m afraid, so I dog sat in Homer.
It was only. 1.5 mile drive from there to our stop tonight on a small CL site.
We will revisit this area at some point in the future spending far more time here so we can explore more and in greater depth, as this has only been a fleeting visit.