Are we there yet
Northumberland day 1.
Well didn’t get off to a great start this morning because it was tipping it down, finally left around 10.30. The roads were pretty quiet and we made good time arriving at the campsite about 2.30.(still raining), so kettle on for a nice cup of tea. We decided to to brave the weather and went for a walk down to Budle Bay.
Budle Bay and Waren Mill
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 the bay's mud flats.
The Bay itself has an industrial past, it was once an extremely busy port in the times of King Henry III in the 13th Century. The harbour has now disappeared beneath the rising silt of the bay, but some of the remaining buildings still hint towards the past. There was a corn-mill here, which is how the hamlet got its name, in 1187 and current building dates back to 1780. This building was abandoned for many years but has recently been redeveloped and turned into luxury apartments, all of which offer stunning views over the bay.
Just had dinner and now hunkered down for the night.
Weather looking better for tomorrow.
In other news.
No WiFi so relying on 4G/3G