27. 11. 19

…moderate south easterly breeze blowing cross shore…outbreaks of rain are expected, largely confined to high ground at first, though spreading to most most parts throughout the afternoon and becoming more persistent for a time. Towards the evening cloudy and misty with outbreaks of rain continuing…

On a ten mile meandering walk.

Waves slapping the sea wall below the clock tower, sweeping across exposed rocks, stones and shingle, where sand should be.
Turnstones feeding on moving seaweed.
A solitary skylark on the gravel path near the Old Butts.

Walking into Holywell Dene, Seaton Burn in spate.
Joining the Avenue path, a solitary Greater Spotted Woodpecker flying from tree to tree in front of me. A lone redshank in a flooded field. Black headed gulls by the water’s edge, Lapwings flying towards the coast.

This landscape, rough pasture, flooded fields, flashes forming where ground is subsiding. Skirting a lake where the path should be.
Climbing up an embankment to what was once the Blyth and Tyne railway line, only the stone pillars of a bridge still standing.

Slipping under a barbed wire fence to rejoin the path in the fading light.