Summer Walk Report   8 - *Boulmer , (*replaced Hulne Priory, Alnwick), 15th July 2012.

On Sunday 15th July 2012, visit number eight on the Morpeth Camera Club Summer Programme had to be hastily
re-arranged when the walk to Hulne Priory, on the Duke of Northumberland's estate, was not available.
A landslip and closure of two key footpaths made the intended circular route impossible & members present voted
to move venues from the countryside to the coast.
Following a short drive, the small fishing village of BOULMER became the new destination for our walk.
One of the few remaining 'real' fishing villages left on the Northumberland Coast, Boulmer consists of a row of cottages,
a pub and several fishing cobles used by local fishermen to catch crabs, lobsters and sea salmon.
Boulmer Haven is a natural harbour that has provided safe anchorage for fishing boats for centuries. Virtually enclosed
by a ring of submerged rocks that break up the waves that pound the coast, a narrow gap provides access to and from the
sea and is marked from the shore by two navigational posts.
The sun shone as members walked south along the shore & photographed an abandoned fisherman's tractor, lobster pots,
fishing boats, and the beach itself, which the falling tide had left covered in seaweed.
A gentle and relaxed afternoon salvaged something from a disappointing start, when circumstances beyond our control
had forced the cancelation of the planned walk.
Thank you to everyone who attended and went with the flow.
Davy Bolam.