Blyth harbour is 7 miles from Newcastle upon Tyne and is still an active port. The East Pier light see below was built in 1884 to assist shipping entering a busy port. A Black-headed gull feeding in the shallow water.
Although it was early January yacht racing had started. The royal Northumberland yacht club is based in the marina at Blyth.
Wind turbines are a feature offshore but have reached the end of their working lives and scheduled for removal.
Birdlife seemed scarce on the beach since the tide was rolling in. It was surprising to see a Razorbill near the shore. Healthy birds are seldom seen close to land outside of the breeding season. This one was diving frequently for food.
I found this fossil on the beach, It looks like some fish or sea creature.
By Seaton sluice harbour a Turnstone was looking for food under the seaweed.
Small nettle (Urtica urens) growing in a sheltered spot in the harbour,
alongside Annual mercury (Mercurialis annua) a member of the Spurge family, and appears to be flowering.
It proved to be an invigorating beach walk by the breaking surf.