In our fifth week of lock-down, I realise that this week we should have been staying in a coast-side apartment at the western end of Swanage.  I was looking forward to revisiting Studland, the Poole Harbour ferry, Sandbanks and Canford Cliffs, familiar places I have known from my earliest years.  Instead, we remain in deepest Northumberland – we should be grateful – many would consider this a holiday destination and the weather has been glorious.

Had we been away, we would have missed this – drawn outside by a golden light falling on the trees to the east of our home, we were treated to this spectacular light show across the Tyne Valley.  There are many compensations for staying at home, out of choice or otherwise

The beginning …

… the middle …

The end.


  1. Sue · April 28, 2020


    • northumbrianlight · April 29, 2020

      Many thanks Sue – trust you are surviving the lockdown ok

      • Sue · April 29, 2020

        Life goes on!

  2. J.D. Riso · April 28, 2020

    The photos took my breath away. Just incredible.

    • northumbrianlight · April 29, 2020

      Many thanks Julie – very envious of your place in the woods. Looks to be progressing well.

  3. sustainabilitea · April 28, 2020

    Oh, yeah, that makes up for a lot! And I’m sure there have been other benefits as well.


    • northumbrianlight · April 29, 2020

      Thanks Janet – yes, lockdown living ain’t that bad here – if I could just escape on a motorcycle every now and then.

  4. restlessjo · April 28, 2020

    Beautiful! My favourite is the first 🙂 🙂

    • northumbrianlight · April 29, 2020

      Thanks Jo – yes, that golden light is what got me off my backside and down the lane with a camera.

  5. Chris Barker · April 29, 2020

    They are great, Robin: each on its own, but together even better. (not sure if my first attempt at commenting went through as I had a JetPack/ login faff!)

    • northumbrianlight · April 29, 2020

      Many thanks Chris – very kind (this is the only comment I have seen)

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