Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Beautiful Northumberland

Just been for a few days to Northumberland. It has to have one of the best parts of the British coastline and so many castles!

This is Dunstanburgh Castle - in ruins now but quite amazing. 

Bamburgh Castle - which is spectacular! As is the beach. We walked for miles. So far that we walked our little legs off like these dogs.

One of the highlights of our trip was a visit to Chillingham to see very rare cattle. The only truly wild cattle in the world and an endangered species. They have no contact with humans. We were only allowed 50 yards away with a guide. They interbreed but in a way that prevents fathers getting daughters pregnant etc.

And we went on a trip to the Farne Islands to see grey seals!

And I was brave enough to run down a sand dune. Though it nearly killed me climbing to the top. 

But best of all - were the beaches and the fabulous blue skies!


Arlene said...

Wow. The pics are so vivid. Lovely. I'm so glad you took the time to get away, despite all the things going on in your author-tv-radio-celebrity career.

Barbara Elsborg said...

Thanks, Arlene!!!!!