In fact the blue line, the sea, is so far away you can hardly see it! This is the beach we have just visited in Northumberland, just north of Lindisfarne, Holy Island. The dogs had a great time, racing around, and Tilly enjoyed her birthday treat.
In the distance, we could see the bulk of Bamburgh Castle, and in between the causeway across to Holy Island. You can just see the poles sticking up out of the sand which mark the Pilgrim route across the sands to the island and a world of history which dates back to 635 AD.
We drove along the A1 on our little jaunt. The road follows the coast and on a clear, early Spring day even the cold North Sea can look amazing.