Second day of walking and the weather has been remarkably kind. Decided to walk the coastal path from Dunstanburgh Castle to Boulmer. It started out quite pleasantly with a mix of light showers and sunshine. At times the sun was so warm that it felt more like a Spring day rather than the end of Winter. However a couple of hours into the walk the wind started to get up and was blowing at some 30mph but then gusts of 50mph started to become more prevalent. Such was the strength of the winds that walking became very difficult and it was necessary to turn round and return. However the total walk was still approximately 15 – 18 miles so all in all a good day.
With some spare time took the opportunity to visit Bamburgh Castle and walking along the beach it was like walking in the Sahara Desert with the wind whipping the sand across the beach. A fantastic exhilarating walk that gave me a good appetite so am now ready for dinner.