Northumberland Day 3 - Exploring castles inside & out

08th December 2014



For my last sunrise location of the trip, I took an early morning drive over to Dunstan Heads, to get another view of the magnificent ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle. Once I had arrived on the coast, it was a 20 minute walk over the neighbouring golf course, which thankfully at this time of the morning was deserted, to get to the dramatic coastline.

The ocean shore along this stretch of remote headland is strewn with large, weathered boulders, worn smooth from the constant pounding of the relentless surf and battering winds.

I picked my way carefully over the slippery rocks, looking for a spot to set up in preparation for the rising sun. Once I had scouted around a bit, and duly admired my impressive surroundings, it became fairly clear that should the sun decide to rise, and I saw no reason it shouldn’t, I probably wouldn’t be witness to it.

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