Walking north from Berwick upon Tweed…

 

the coast path clings to a narrow, grassy slope at the edge of the golf course.

 

Unlike the complicated mix of different geological formations south from Spittal, here the cliffs are all red sandstone, worn by the sea into undercuts and echoing caves.

 

Approaching the rock arch known as Needles Eye, the clamouring of hundreds of sea birds carries on the wind.

 

Kittiwakes cling to narrow ledges on a sun warmed rock face, their round, fluffy chicks huddled next to them.  The young ones must hatch knowing how to hold on tight as there’d be no second chance if they fell before they could fly.

Click twice for a closer (though slightly fuzzy) view.