Survey Work

On Wednesday and Thursday last week, I was doing some survey work for the Government.
They did a survey a few years ago but they wanted to go back to the same places to see if anything had changed.
It sounds like it was really interesting but after the first few drops with the video camera it becomes a little boring.

Wednesday was not the best day either and with a lot of the target drops on the south side of the islands I was expecting to be thrown about the place. When we got to the north side of the Islands it was a lot better and some of the wildlife on the bottom was stunning. Other places was just seaweed but that was to be expected as we were in shallow water.

Tom pulling in the underwater video camera.

On Thursday it was a lot better weather but the wind was still from the south so I decided to go as far south as possible and work our way north surfing the waves home.

We were at Howick, Craster, Dunstanburgh Castle, Low Newton, Beadnell and then back to Seahouses.
The scenery along our coastline is just beautiful and you tend to forget how beautiful it is until you sit back and take a good look at it.
The drops we did further south were not very good though. It was very silty and dark. This has a lot to do with the weather but also a lot to do with the sand that is dominant down here but the further north we went the better the visibility got and the picturesque it became.
I will find out in a few months time about the results of the work but from what I can gather so far its a big thumbs up.

Craster Village
Dunstanburgh Castle

Low Newton

The rocks outside Seahouses harbour with Bamburgh Castle in the background.

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