Sunset in Seahouses

30 days wild, the Wildlife Trusts’ challenge to do something wild every day in June, is back for another year and I’m planning a really wild month!

We’ve spent most of the day in the car heading north, and finally arrived in Seahouses late this afternoon. We’re staying close to the harbour with its view over the sea to the Farne Islands. Once we’d unpacked I couldn’t wait to head out for a walk as the sun set.

Swifts darted over head, their high pitched, urgent calls a joy to hear. Along the shore Eider ducks bobbed on the swell, shags dived and oyster catchers dabbled in between the rocks.

The sun set was beautiful, lighting up the rock pools and silhouetting Bamburgh Castle in fire.

I can’t wait to explore this beautiful county over the next couple of weeks!

Just to add: Our long car journey was not devoid of wildlife. The motorway verges were covered in wildflowers. There were swathes of oxeye daisies, bright bursts of red poppies, pale purple and white honesty and more that I could not recognise at a glance. In the fields we passed deer grazing while above us red kites soared on the thermals. As we got close to our destination I was delighted to see a hare run across the road ahead of us, disappearing into the long grass of the neighbouring field.

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