While the press and government were expressing concerns over crowded beaches on the south coast we were strolling along miles of deserted beaches on the Durham coast.
If you look closely you can see a dog walker in the distance on the left side of this picture.
Admittedly we did need take our coats, but frankly it was a small price to pay and the rain held off while we made Geordie sand castles.
Farewell Arthur Beale Chandler
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