We drove north from Keighley through the Yorkshire Dales, taking many narrow roads, flanked by dry stone walls. There were sheep and cattle, ice cream farms, and charming villages.
Reaching the Northumberland coast, north of Newcastle, we stopped for a picnic at the crowded seashore, this fine August day.
August at the beach: blustery winds and icy water didn't stop the picnic
Before checking in at our B&B, we visited nearby Alnwick, and strolled through the town, as well as Alnmouth, a small fishing village.