f e b r u a r y
February started with...
a birthday (my Mum's) and a cold and rainy day together in St Andrews that ended with the most glorious sky. February was cold, and oh so very windy. Storm Doris blew through. And we had a trip to Northumberland - just for a few days, but it was good to escape. Here are a few photos from my February.
This is the Union Bridge - or Chain Bridge - that spans the border between Scotland and England. The next photo shows the view towards Scotland while the following page is the reverse view towards England. The bridge was opened in 1820, at which point this was the longest wrought iron suspension bridge in the world with a span of 137 metres.
When we were last in Northumberland in September last year, we visited Newton By The Sea and I was really taken by the timber cottages that sit perched on the dunes. Returning in February, it struck me how close these houses are to the sea. We see sections of dunes being swept away by stormy seas on our local beaches, so what happens here? Are these cottages in danger of the same fate in time?
(so very cold)
If you're visiting this area, stop off at The Joiners Arms in Newton By The Sea. We'd somehow missed this place on our first visit but it's dog-friendly, and was a welcome find after the coldest and windiest of beach walks.
And we visited Barter Books in Alnwick. Created in a former railway station, this is a must-see for book lovers. And there are trains...
Cool place, huh? And it's dog-friendly.
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