The dramatic coastline of Northumberland has to be some of the most beautiful in the country, if not the world.
It's one of the things that I took for granted when I lived in the North East, and one of my favourite places to spend time when I'm back.
On this ocassion I was visiting my Aunt and Uncle who recently relocated to a more rural setting.
We drove to Craster, a small fishing village famous for it's kippers.
As soon as you approach the beach you can smell the aroma from the 130 year old smoke houses being carried on the sea breeze.
L Robson & Sons is a fourth generation family business specialising in the traditional method of oak smoking kippers and salmon.
After stocking up on some of the local delicacy, we set off on a blustery beach walk, passing the ruins of Dunstanburgh castle.
Once past the castle ruins, Embleton bay stretches out ahead of you, a lovley sandy beach.
Walk to the end of the bay and The Ship Inn awaits for a well earned rest and refuel.
If you are in luck you may get to try one of their famous crab sandwiches.
The scenery here is truly breathtaking.
The sea was rough, the wind was wild and the blue skies endless.
L.Robson & Sons
Haven Hill, Craster, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 3TR
Dunstanburgh Road, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 3TT
The Ship Inn
Low Newton, Northumberland NE66 3EL