December in Old England

December in old England has been mild and easy, the quiet before the storm?  I am still playing golf, walking with the camera and, very occasionally, venturing out on two wheels. At heart, I am a fair-weather rider and there are plenty of reasons to keep the machines safe in the garage – ice on the roads, salt that creeps and corrodes and, not least, the wind chill factor when riding at 70mph into the face of a cold northeasterly.

Nevertheless the desire to be out eventually over-rides common sense and off I go – only ninety miles this month, better than nothing.  These are some images from the month to date, including yet another timelapse sunrise across the fields.  Northumberland has finally lost its autumnal glow:

On high ground ... Jacob sheep ... The Allenheads Road ...Across the Tyne Valley ...Across the Tyne Valley ...Monster Dark ...Monster Dark ...Monster Dark ...


  1. Sue · December 17, 2016


    • northumbrianlight · December 17, 2016

      Thanks Sue – ruddy perishing actually 😀

      • Sue · December 17, 2016


  2. socialbridge · December 17, 2016

    Robin, super-duper shots and I could watch those sheep over and over and o…

    • northumbrianlight · December 18, 2016

      Thanks Jean – my next project is a radio-controlled car with a GoPro camera on top so I can get in amongst the sheep 😀

      • socialbridge · December 18, 2016

        Nothing would surprise me!

  3. sustainabilitea · December 18, 2016

    Love the gallery, but if you want cold, stop by Chicago, where the high tomorrow is going to be 0 Fahrenheit. 🙂 That’s without windchill.


    • northumbrianlight · December 18, 2016

      Interesting you should say that. My middle son Matt sent me a selfie on Wednesday – he was standing in a snowstorm in a Chicago car park. That got us started on a discussion/competition based on ‘the coldest places we have been’. Mine was Kirkenes in the Arctic Circle – his was “-45 Deg C…June 2004, Tesco Cold Store Distribution Centre (In Jeans and shirt may I add)”. Kids! 😀

  4. J.D. Riso · December 18, 2016

    Enjoy the mild weather in Ye Olde England while it lasts. Love the sheep sunrise timelapse. Worth getting up for, I imagine.

    • northumbrianlight · December 18, 2016

      I will – it can’t last 😦 That third picture (the barn and Slow sign) is taken just before the turning for Allendale Golf Club which is about a half mile up the hill. Wouldn’t that barn just be the perfect house conversion/location 🙂

  5. Cate Franklyn · December 18, 2016

    Another fine ride and set of images from Merry Ole England!

    • northumbrianlight · December 18, 2016

      Many thanks Care – to be honest, I am getting impatient for snow ⛄⛄

      • Cate Franklyn · December 18, 2016

        We had a bit over the weekend but, the temps have returned to unseasonable and all the snow is gone. I want some more, please!

  6. restlessjo · December 20, 2016

    It’s all looking good, Robin. Wishing you a lovely Christmas and much joy in the New Year.

    • northumbrianlight · December 21, 2016

      Thanks Jo and a very Happy Christmas and 2017 to you and yours.

  7. jimholroyd365 · January 6, 2017

    I love the pictures with the Ducati.

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