Summer Walk Report No 2, Warkworth Beach Circular - Tuesday 10th June 2014.

The second walk on Morpeth Camera Club's Summer programme was held on Tuesday 10th June 2014.
Moving to the coast, the venue this week was Warkworth Beach, situated to the north of Amble, and east of the village
of Warkworth. Golden sands stretch for several miles & after leaving the Warkworth Picnic area car park, the seventeen
strong group walked down to the dunes and then headed south along the track to the River Coquet, Amble Braid & the
harbour.

                           

On arrival several old wrecks were visible on the mud flats of the braid and from this position we also got a different view
of the fishing boats and pleasure craft in the harbour. Moving on, the North jetty was one of the subjects we intended to
photograph. Usually partially submerged by the tide, our walk had been planned to coincide with low tide, allowing access
to this large structure.
The abandoned wooden staithe was covered with different seaweeds, marine life and rusted metal fittings making it a
good subject for colour close up images and moody monochrome images against the threatening sky. The rain held off as
some members walked out on the north pier, with views of Amble to the south and Coquet island to the east.
Dropping down onto the beach for our return journey, patterns in the wet sand, rocks, reflections, objects left by the tide,
rich cloud formations and huge skies all challenged the photographers to find and record images in their own style.
We continued north on the clean flat stretch of sand before taking a path west through the dunes and back to our
starting point at the picnic area, completing our circular wander.
Cloudy sunlight, a warm breeze, a passing thunderstorm and bursts of amazing light all made for a good photography walk.

               

Thank you to those who attended.
                                             Davy Bolam.