Last sunrise …

… of the decade.  Yesterday I journeyed 94 miles on the F850 GS, riding into the sullen Scottish Borders – drizzle and heavy mist over the hills, having left the Tyne Valley in bright sunshine.  This morning brought a heavy frost and removed any temptation of venturing out again.  Ice and two wheels don’t mix.

… last sunrise.

… and a heavy frost.

… just north of Kielder

Riding the bike into distant empty roads focuses the mind, clears the head and banishes dark thoughts about the year gone by – it has not been a good one.  A new decade begins, turn, turn, turn

My big sister: 1944-2019


  1. Sue · December 31, 2019

    I wish a better year for you in 2020, Robin

    • northumbrianlight · December 31, 2019

      Many thanks Sue and a very Happy New Year to you.

      • Sue · December 31, 2019

        Thank you!

  2. Aviationtrails · December 31, 2019

    A very happy new year to you. I hope it brings you good things.

  3. Su Leslie · December 31, 2019

    Im so sorry for the loss of your sister. I hope 2020 will be a better year for you.

    • northumbrianlight · January 1, 2020

      Many thanks for your kind words Su – all the best for 2020 to you and yours, R x

      • Su Leslie · January 1, 2020

        Thank you Robin.

  4. sustainabilitea · December 31, 2019

    I’m sorry for your loss, Robin. May 2020 be filled with joy and blessings too numerous to count!


    • northumbrianlight · January 1, 2020

      Thanks for your kind words Janet – I hope 2020 brings you good things too. All the best, R x

  5. Graham Stephen · January 1, 2020

    May the ’20s bring you peace and happiness, Robin.

  6. Jackie B · January 3, 2020

    Hope 2020 brings happiness after the sadness of 2019

    • northumbrianlight · January 4, 2020

      Many thanks for your kind thoughts and all the best to you and yours throughout 2020. Always good to find someone local on WordPress.

      • Jackie B · January 4, 2020

        It’s a wonderful part of the world.

  7. J.D. Riso · January 4, 2020

    Beautiful images of endings and the gentle dawn of new beginnings. The wheel does indeed turn. Last year was a tough one, for many people, in many different ways. I was so relieved to see the end of 2019. Wishing you so much peace and joy in the coming year and decade, dear Robin.

    • northumbrianlight · January 5, 2020

      Many thanks for your good wishes, Julie. 2019 was a dreadful year for us but everything passes even though the scars remain. The year has turned, the light is returning, may it bring us both good things.

  8. Thom Hickey · January 6, 2020

    Sorry for your loss. I hope 2020 will bring consolations and happy surprises


    • northumbrianlight · January 6, 2020

      Many thanks for your kind thoughts, Thom and all the very best to you and yours in 2020.

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