We arrived at Berwick upon Tweed in the dark and stepped off the train into pouring rain. Following careful instructions, we found our way under a shadowy arch in the town walls, over glistening cobbles to the end of the quay road and through a grey gate to Old Lifeboat Cottage. Just before dawn I woke to the sound of waves crashing against the walls of the building, accompanied by a chorus of gulls.  Several hours later when I woke again the sea sounds might have been just a dream.  This is the Saturday breakfast view from the cottage window.

 

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The bright horizon and glistening sand soon gave way to wind blown drizzle, followed by steady rain.  Here’s the high tide view when we arrived back from a wet and windy walk in the afternoon.

 

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Sunday morning dawned bright and calm.

 

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By breakfast time a blue, cloudless sky was reflected in the receding water.

 

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Late afternoon with the tide on the turn after a beautiful, bright and breezy day.

 

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Evening light on a falling tide…..

 

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a calm, clear start to another day….

 

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and swans on a falling tide again.

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