Photos by Les Bell

- From Locations Including Northumberland, Tyneside and the Scottish Borders

2016 Photo Posts – Click on images to view in posts

View from Berwick Pier to Pier Road and beyond to Berwick Town Hall Clock.

Night view of the River Tweed and Berwick Old Bridge seen from the Royal Tweed Bridge.

View through Ness Gate to the pier at Berwick on the Northumberland Coast.

View of Tweedmouth at night from the Royal Tweed Bridge at Berwick, Northumberland.

Berwick Pier and Lighthouse at the mouth of the River Tweed on the Northumberland Coast.

Night view across the River Tweed from Spittal to Pier Road in Berwick on the Northumberland Coast.

Our caravan on the Berwick Seaview Caravan Club site overlooking the River Tweed and Berwick Pier at Spittal on the Northumberland Coast in early December.

Carpet of golden leaves at the entrance to Bothal Woods in Northumberland.

Bright red Acer beside the war memorial outside the church at Bothal in Northumberland

Enjoying the view beside Maryport Lighthouse in Cumbria on the west coast.

Sculpture of Neptune and a ship beside the Kings Arms Pub at Seaton Sluice on the Northumberland Coast.

Nor Atlantis docked at Blyth, Northumberland.

View down Kirkstone Pass to Brothers Water in the Lake District, Cumbria.

View along Lake Windermere from Bowness.

Lake Windermere cruise boats at Bowness.

Lake Windermere cruise boats at Bowness.

View along the upper part of the River Caldew Valley from the footpath to Skiddaw House in the Lake District.

View along the River Caldew Valley from the footpath to Skiddaw House in the Lake District.

View of the harbour entrance and lighthouse at Maryport in Cumbria.

Lighthouse at the entrance to Maryport Harbour on the Cumbrian Coast.

Fishing boats moored in Elizabeth Dock, Maryport, Cumbria.

View along the pier to the lighthouse and harbour entrance at Maryport on the Cumbrian Coast.

View of Hope Park, Keswick in the lake District with Skiddaw in the distance.

View of Souther Fell and Blencathra from outside our caravan on a small site near Keswick in the Lake District.

Fine morning on a small caravan site we were staying on near Keswick in the Lake District.

Our caravan on a small site near Keswick in the Lake District - dull weather soon turned to sunshine.

Lake District Autumn Sunset - taken near Souther Fell which is the hill on the right of the top picture.

Bothal Castle, near Morpeth in Northumberland.

Flower beds beside the Methodist Church in Morpeth, Northumberland.

Cat sleeping in the sun in our garden.

Country road at Nunriding near Morpeth in Northumberland.

No trains from Ashington today!

Amble Pier and Lighthouse on the Northumberland Coast with Coquet Island Lighthouse in the distance.

Summer evening on the quayside at Amble Harbour on the Northumberland Coast.

View from Seaton Sluice on the Northumberland Coast to St. Mary's Island Lighthouse.

View along Seaton Sluice Beach on the Northumberland Coast looking towards the harbour entrance.

Cargo ship and yachts in Blyth South Harbour and Marina in Northumberland.

Blyth South Beach and Promenade on the Northumberland Coast.

Black & white view of the Town Hall at New Galloway in Scotland.

Countryside Caravan Site - Dumfries & Galloway - Scotland.

View of the lake at Coney Garth between Ashington, Bothal and Pegswood in Northumberland.

Coot sitting on her nest on the small lake at Coney Garth near Ashington in Northumberland.

Morpeth Castle, Northumberland.

Market Day at Alnwick in Northumberland.

Chaffinches and some of the many small birds feeding outside our caravan on a site in New Galloway, Scotland.

View from the shore of Clatteringshaws Loch, Galloway Forest Park, Scotland.

Murray's Monument near Newton Stewart in Galloway Forest Park, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland.

Galloway Forest Park 50th Anniversary Cairn on the Anniversary Cairn Trail at at Kirroughtree, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

Polished pink quartz sculpture overlooking Bruntis Loch at Kirroughtree in Galloway Forest Park, Scotland.

Bruntis Loch - seen from the Big Bruntis Trail walk at Kirroughtree in Galloway Forest Park, Scotland.

Grey Mare's Tail Waterfall in Galloway Forest Park, Scotland.

Storm approaching New Galloway in Scotland.

View from the shore of Clatteringshaws Loch, Galloway Forest Park, Scotland on a cloudy afternoon.

Artistic signpost on the cycle route beside Clatteringshaws Loch in Galloway Forest Park, Scotland.

Chaffinch eating seeds.

River Cree at Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland.

Clock Tower - Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland.

White Peonies flowering in the gardens in Wigtown Town Centre, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland.

Lochinvar, near St. John's Town of Dalry in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

Buttercups in the countryside at New Galloway in Scotland.

Old River Tyne buoy on the riverside at North shields.

Fishing boats moored at North Shields Fish Quay on the River Tyne.

Our car and caravan at New Galloway, Scotland.

View of the countryside from our caravan on a site in New Galloway, South West Scotland.

Bothal Castle, near Morpeth in Northumberland.

Horses in a field beside Pegswood Country Park in Northumberland.

Dandelion Clock

Cherry blossom carpet outside the disgraceful, derelict toilets at Wansbeck Riverside Park, Sheepwash, Northumberland.

Narrow gauge train between Lakeside Halt at QEII Country Park and Museum Halt at Woodhorn Museum, Northumberland.

Footpath through wild garlic in Bothal Woods, Northumberland.

Black Tulips beside the War Memorial at Morpeth, Northumberland.

Morpeth Clock Tower, Morpeth, Northumberland.

Bluebells in Bothal woods, Northumberland.

Jubilee Well 1887 in the woods between Bothal and Morpeth, Northumberland.

River Wansbeck between Bothal and Morpeth in Northumberland.

Bluebells and wild garlic flowers in Blubell Wood, Morpeth, Northumberland.

Lone walker on Blyth South Beach in Northumberland heading towards the West Pier.

Flying Scotsman at Pegswood Station, Northumberland.

Footpath through the Bluebells in Bothal Woods, near Morpeth in Northumberland.

Stormy evening sky at Bothal, Northumberland.

Princess Seaways car and passenger ferry leaving North Shields for the crossing to Amsterdam.

Bluebells in Bothal Woods, Northumberland.

Swan on her island nest on the lake at Coney Garth near Ashington in Northumberland.

Male swan inspecting his partners newly laid egg on a little island on the River Wansbeck below the bridge at Sheepwash in Northumberland.

Sea anglers fishing from the rocks at Cresswell on the Northumberland Coast.

Daffodils at Seaton Sluice Harbour on the Northumberland Coast.

Fishing boats moored at North Shields Fish Quay on the River Tyne.

Gulls perched on old River Tyne Buoys next to the riverside car park at North Shields.

Crow looking out on the River Tyne from the Cliffords Fort information Board at North Shields.

Face off between a pair of gulls at North Shields Fish Quay!

Dog versus log - tug of war at North Shields Beach on the River Tyne - she wasn't giving up!

Roadside daffodils between Bothal and Pegswood in Northumberland.

Cargo Ship A2B Energy being loaded with containers in Blyth South Harbour, Northumberland.

River Wansbeck at Morpeth, Northumberland seen from the stepping stones.

Footpath through Bothal Woods in Northumberland.

Hazy afternoon sun at Bothal, Northumberland.

Got any bread mister?

An open car window at QEII Country Park, Ashington is an invitation to swans hoping you have a bag of bread for them!

Bare trees along the footpath through Pegswood Country Park near Morpeth in Northumberland.

River Wansbeck at Elliott Bridge, Morpeth, Northumberland.

Blossom in February at QEII Country Park, Ashington, Northumberland.

Hydrogen sulphide gas bubbling up through a pool near Woodhorn Museum in Northumberland causing a strong smell of rotten eggs in February 2016.

The Chantry in Morpeth with the Tower of St. Georges Church in the background.

Sign on the Footbridge across the River Wansbeck at Morpeth in Northumberland.

Pond in Ashington Community Woods, Northumberland.

Pylon, Power Lines, Wind Turbines and Chimneys all in one view near Ashington in Northumberland.

Druridge Bay, Northumberland Coast.

Haydon Letch - Ashington Community Woods, Northumberland.

Footbridge in Ashington Community Woods, Northumberland.

Entrance to St. Mary Magdalene Church at Mitford near Morpeth in Northumberland.

Bothal Castle, Northumberland seen through the trees on the road to the village.

Bothal Castle in Northumberland on a sunny winter day.

Frozen pond in Ashington Community Woods, Northumberland.

Walking along the disused railway between Ashington and Linton after light snow.

Light snow on the fields at Bothal in Northumberland - this is the footpath from Bothal to Pegswood.

Sunset at Pegswood Country Park Lake near Morpeth in Northumberland.

River Wansbeck at Morpeth Stepping Stones - still not passable without wellies but the river was returning to normal levels after the recent heavy rain in January 2016.

Winter sunset reflections in the flooded footpath at Pegswood Country Park near Morpeth in Northumberland.

Brocks Burn flowing through Bothal Woods in Northumberland after very heavy rain in January 2016

River Wansbeck at Morpeth running very high at night during heavy rain in January 2016

Heavy rain at Morpeth a few days after New Year - the Xmas decorations were still lit up, probably for the last night.

Photos by Les Bell © 2016