Well, it seems last week was summer. The days are getting shorter with the sun not coming up until 6.30am. I took this photo on Tuesday morning down by the river.
At the weekend, DS1 and I cycled across to Hartlepool. The north east of England used to be a large coal mining area with some coal seams coming up to the surface out to sea. On the beaches at Hartlepool, the small pebbles on the beach have a lot of sea coal in it . At low tide , men are licenced to collect the sea coal. They rake it into piles and then load it onto a flat bed truck. I understand it is used in steel production . I tried to take a photo of this. Hope it turns out.
There was a lot of dust being thrown up as we passed by.
Today, the weather has deteriorated and it’s much cooler with a northerly wind blowing. It was also about a force 5 with rain forecast. We decided as we had a couple of hours spare, we would go to see if we could harvest some wild berries. They are very late this year but we cycled over to Portrack Marshes and collected over 3 lbs of brambles( blackberries) before the rain started . Now , we’ve cleaned and boxed them and they are sitting in the freezer, ready to provide a taste of summer during the winter. Sorry no photos of them.