Adventure without a Plane

Well, I made it back from the Northumberland, UK coast. I say that because the flying over and back was somewhat taxing on the trip. I do realize that flying can have it’s issues but a 4.5 hour delay getting out of Chicago and a canceled flight on the way back doesn’t help. The purpose of a vacation is to relax from the stress not to be stressed by the getting there.

The Northumberland coast was beautiful though,the feel of the ocean and walking through the grass to get to the water. Normally early risers, Sherry and I would beat the crowd to these locations. Bamburg Castle and Rumbling Kern beaches the first thing in the morning while the sun was just rising. I enjoyed the silver sheen of the light as is grazes the water and sand. The color of the deep, black rocks mixed with colorful shells and sea plant life. Here and there I would see a white feather strikingly showing it’s presents against the rock. Truly for me it was living for a moment in a different world. The lure of the sea and a beach cottage would easily fit into my future. I have posted photos on my website of Northumberland.

I did notice and enjoy seeing dogs everywhere. Such happy faces roaming the beaches with their owners. I couldn’t tell you all the of the breeds but I tried to greet as many as I could. Here we don’t take our dogs out and about like in the UK. I know we do our walks but dogs are not allowed in as many places.

A trip like this gets me thinking about a cottage by a lake. Maybe because I didn’t feel I spent enough time resting by the water. I think I will consider in the future what I am looking for to ease the soul. I believe beach time would rate higher than visiting a lot of locations.

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