Everything Changes……


Seahouses, Northumberland

It is many years since I first had the pleasure of discovering Seahouses.  The lasting memory is of lots of small fishing  trawlers.  They packed the harbour as the tide came in, the a frantic struggle to unload the catch onto waiting lorries.  It had to be quick as they wanted to leave the harbour before the tide dropped too low.

Seahouses is just one of many small harbours that were vital to the fishing industry along the Northumberland coast…. an industry that declined as fish stocks ran low.

It is still possible to explore the streets that surround the harbour and discover cottages, store sheds, netting yards and bits and pieces that once kept the fishing boats afloat

I have witnessed change on every visit.  The boats that fill the harbour and the men who man them, all plying for trade…..  all offering to take you out to the Farne Islands, a mecca for Bird and Nature lovers over the summer months.  Very well worth a trip.

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

22nd June

(C) David Oakes 2020