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Budle Bay is in North Northumberland and is a beautiful and important bird sanctuary, with huge mud flats that are exposed at low tide. The whole area is part of the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve and is very popular with birdwatchers, particularly in the winter when thousands of wildfowl and waders spend their winter on [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Jan 21st 2017

The photo above shows the coble in which Grace and her father launched in atrocious weather to rescue survivors from the steamship Forfarshire which had struck the Big Harcar rock on the Farnes. The photo below shows St Aidan’s church as viewed from the Grace Darling museum with rather calmer seas in the background.

8 Comments CherryPie on Jan 20th 2017

10 Comments CherryPie on Jan 19th 2017

Roll on, thou deep and dark blue ocean, roll!
Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain;
Man marks the earth with ruin – his control
Stops with the shore.
Lord Byron

15 Comments CherryPie on Nov 15th 2015

You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
Rabindranath Tagore

10 Comments CherryPie on Oct 11th 2015

There are many going afar to marvel at the heights of mountains, the mighty waves of the sea, the long courses of great rivers, the vastness of the ocean, the movements of the stars, yet they leave themselves unnoticed!
Saint Augustine

11 Comments CherryPie on Sep 27th 2015

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
The Buddha (c.563 – c.483 BCE)

20 Comments CherryPie on Sep 22nd 2013

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