Earlier this year, my husband and I had a wonderful two weeks in beautiful Northumbria. It was our first visit and won’t be our last. Three things summed it up for us – glorious unspoilt beaches, warm and friendly people, and excellent well priced food! What more could you want? The weather was fantastic and, apart from the day that Storm Ali came and blew my husband’s prescription glasses into the North Sea, but that’s another story!
Due to the kindness of a couple of folk on my favourite Facebook Page – “Beachcombing, British Coastline), I found my way to a great spot near Seahouses and also to Seaham in County Durham. Here I found not the plentiful sea glass, pottery or limpets in plentiful supply elsewhere, but my sort of found objects:
Conveyor belt parts
Rubber on textile
Old boat nails
Light bulb parts
When I got home, I had a lovely time putting together mini assemblages from these and other bits and pieces
Fifteen mini assemblages
The nine from above
We recently had a long holiday in wonderful Northumbria. Such a beautiful County – the least populated in England – we met many friendly locals and were blown away (almost literally in a gale that took my husband’s prescription specs into the North Sea!) by the stunning beaches … and by the almost total lack of tourist litter on them. One day we came across a party of schoolchildren who regularly beachcomb for rubbish – a marvellous initiative.
I did go to two locations (given to me by friends on a Beachcombing Facebook page) where I found some of my sort of treasure. One of these was Seaham in County Durham – a shrine to sea glass collections from all over the world. Glass is not “my thing” however – my tastes are altogether less pretty ….
Leather and fishing line
Oh Oh Oh
A collection of rubber and canvas
Having now washed and catalogued my finds, the more difficult task is to decide what happens to them next. As you will see above, one item suggested a face straight away but, as I do not usually work in a representational way, I shall have to see what else comes to mind!