Travel theme: Autumn

Prompted by this article in our local newspaper (Leep of Faith) and a recent post by BreathofGreenAir, I went in search of autumnal salmon jumping the weir beneath Hexham Bridge. They are an impressive if fleeting site and very difficult to capture on film – a few brown bears would have made things easier but these are few and far between in deepest Northumberland.  In the end I gave up and settled for this darn duck, fresh from paddling in the Tyne – oranges anyone?

Tyne duck ...

Is this Duck Berry, doing his infamous duck walk? (if you are impatient, jump to 1 minute 19 seconds).


  1. Cate Franklyn · November 2, 2014

    He/she is just the cutest thing! Love those orange feeteez!

  2. LaVagabonde · November 2, 2014

    I like the duck. You caught him/her in mid-strut. 😉

  3. doublewhirler · November 3, 2014

    You have to love those feet.

  4. greenmackenzie · November 3, 2014

    Love the marching ducks….the salmon are so hard to capture though 🙂

    • northumbrianlight · November 3, 2014

      Almost impossible – I am even more impressed with your results now that I have tried (and failed 😦 )

  5. Malin H · November 3, 2014

    Lovely post, Robin!
    Gotta love Chuck Berry and his style (and music)! I was a big fan when I was a kid :))

    • northumbrianlight · November 3, 2014

      Many thanks Malin. CB was a gifted original – did you notice the smartly dressed (!) Keith Richards playing in the background.

      • Malin H · November 3, 2014

        Yes, I noticed him :))

  6. Mélanie · November 3, 2014

    ❤ Chuck Berry, yesss! 🙂 OMG, quelle légende! 😉

  7. Cindi · November 4, 2014

    The image is a good consolation prize, since you weren’t able to capture a salmon doing its thing. He has a lot of personality! 🙂

    • northumbrianlight · November 4, 2014

      Thanks Cindi – I put the camera on the floor, fired a few frames and got lucky 🙂
      (actually his beak is just out of focus – not much depth of field on a very dull day). These guys are used to getting fed – hence their innate curiosity.

  8. joshi daniel · November 4, 2014

    what a perfect timing and perspective 🙂

  9. littledogslaughed · November 5, 2014

    Love the juxtaposition between the duck in mid-strut and Master Chuck doing his unforgettable dance work!

  10. restlessjo · November 10, 2014

    Thanks for the smile, Robin 🙂

    • northumbrianlight · November 11, 2014

      ‘Tis a pleasure Jo – trust you had a great time in Portugal – you lucky lady 🙂

      • restlessjo · November 11, 2014

        It was wonderful, Robin, thanks. Suffering post Portugal blues already 🙂

  11. Mijnnikonenik · November 27, 2014

    Amazing picture and I like the music!

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