Monday, 23 July 2012

sunrise


On the first day of the summer holidays, what you should do is leave the children fast asleep in bed (hubby was in charge - don't worry, I didn't actually just leave them!), and meet up with some friends and set off at 3.30am to Dunstanburgh Castle


in search of PeaceCamp2012. When we got to Craster we learnt  the camp was closed due to high winds, so the lighting and the poetry weren't active, but we walked up to the castle anyway, where we sat with a flask and watched the sun rising over the sea.


and I decided that actually for all the beauty of art installations, you can't actually beat what nature does every morning.

22 comments:

  1. I second that, when we went to Amsterdam I was on board real early and watched the sunrise... beautiful

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  2. No beating mother nature....just beautiful x

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  3. I do believe it was all worthwhile getting up so early. What a spectacular sunrise

    Helen xx

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  4. I love that last line -- just perfect!

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  5. Getting the smalls up to see sunrise one day is on our list of things to do this summer ... Well, maybe later in the year !

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  6. When you actually make te effort to haul yourself out of bed to do this, it is so rewarding and you wonder why you don't do it more often.
    Lovely to catch up over on etsy!
    Perhaps an early night for you tonight...?
    Ax

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  7. What a beautiful view... Just perfect
    I remember doing that walk with a very tired 5year old & the wind was biting that day, but worth it when we got to the castle....
    Love all the tents in their simplicity

    Lx

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  8. Best time of the day, we should all try it sometime. Worth the effort. x

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  9. What a lovely-looking event.

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  10. absolutely!
    what a wonderful space of breathing that must have been.

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  11. And don't forget sunsets...Mother Nature does them equally well and you don't have to get up so early. :-)

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    1. yes, you're right Gail, sunsets are beautiful too! x

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  12. Hear Hear! And they are particularly beautiful in Northumberland! I have some spectacular sunset (not sunrise - am too lazy!) photos from our times up there. xCathy

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  13. Yes, it is worth getting up early now and again to see such a beautiful sight. Only now and then though - not all the time!

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  14. Beautiful sunrise. Shame about the windy weather. Diana told me all about the event at Godrevy. Sounded fabulous

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  15. You crazy woman, getting up at that time. Mind you the sky was amazing and I love the pics xx

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  16. DAZZLING images, Tess... Being in nature is the best holiday, no matter how short of long the time, it always recharged the batteries for the mind, body & spirit. :o) Happy Day--enjoy your holiday! ((HUGS))

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  17. I agree that the sunrise is beautiful but a shame to miss Peace Camp as well, especially as you made the sacrifice of getting up at 3.30am to do it!

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  18. Beautiful photos and very evocative of peace! Love the new look on the blog (I haven't been over for ages it seems) and I must just have a closer peek at those gorgeous cards!!

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