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Northumbrian Adventures


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Northumbrian Adventures

9 Oct 2021 6:03PM   Views : 511 Unique : 367

If you were wondering where we were, we've been on holiday, in Northumbria, another of our favourite areas. It all got off to a shaky start as just as we were contemplating the long drive the fuel crisis hit. Although being stranded away from home with no fuel to get back would have been tricky, we held our nerve and the crisis soon passed. Everywhere we went, from home to Northumbria and back, there were no queues and no shortages. I know some areas have not been so lucky.

Armed with the Pentax K-3 II and SMC Pentax 12-24mm and 18-135mm lenses and a couple of Fujifilm mirrorless cameras there was plenty to do photographically. The weather also held together pretty well. Here's a small selection of images from the week, and now we're back we can put our feet up for a few hours before getting back into the normal fray. Our holidays are never relaxing, they are full of exploration, seeking out new life, new civilisations, or was that something else? Let's boldly go to the images:

Hadrian's Wall and the Roman Army Museum, not too close to Rome.

Brinkburn Priory and Manor House. This is the superb manor house.

Cragside. All the paths lead upwards, or at least they seem to.

Chillingham Castle, a real favourite. Everything a castle should be, and more. I'll do a full blog on this one soon.

Warkworth Castle.

Seahouses, the gateway to the Farne Islands.

The Griffin Heads at Wallington Hall, a huge rambling estate that's worth a day or more to explore.

So, back to reality now!

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