North East Coast Day 2 - Blast Beach Sunrise & Roker Sunset

03rd February 2017

I was up early in the hope that there would be a decent sunrise, and as I drove out of Sunderland towards Seaham, it looked like I might be in luck. I parked up along the seafront at Nose’s Point, and quickly realised I should have arrived a bit earlier, as the dawn colours were already making themselves known above me.

I quickly scooted down to a point overlooking Blast Beach, (I didn’t have time to get down to the beach itself unfortunately) and set up the camera in readiness for sunrise. Known locally as ‘The Blast’, the beach, along with much of this part of the Durham Coast was once home to the biggest coal mines in Europe - the three Seaham Collieries reached 3 miles under the North Sea - and also to some of the worst coastline pollution in the world.

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