Cresswell Beach Nordic Walk
Mon 13th March 2017
A change to the original walk (due to the state of the footpath) meant we walked from Cresswell towards Druridge.
This was a smaller and quieter group than usual and we welcomed back some walkers who we havenít seen for a little while coming back together with some regulars.
We met up in the car park, poles handed out and down to the sand for warm up. The usual rules of go at your own speed and enjoy yourself applied. Ruth took up the mantle of official photographer for the day. Thankfully this meant just a few photographs.
The group headed off with Ruth leading the way at a decent pace, the great thing about Nordic walking on the beach is that you donít have to watch where you are putting your feet, or do you. We came up to some rocks which were covered with green and black seaweed when the lovely Ruth slipped gracefully, as always if you fall you have to get your photograph taken before you get up. We checked she was unhurt before heading off.
Three mile in we came across a channel of water which was quite fast flowing and we decided to turn back towards Cresswell, a quick stop for sweets, water and even lunch for 3 of our walkers before we headed back.
Unfortunately the weather turned and we all put waterproofs on, the sand was softer which makes it more difficult to walk but everyone kept up the pace fuelled by the thought of cheese scones and mint Aero cheesecake at The Drift Café.
We started to head off the beach at the point that I thought we had come down but, surprise surprise, it wasnít and it turned out to be a slight detour. It wouldnít be a Julie walk without a detour although this one didnít make the walk longer.
Everyone went to The Drift Café, for tea, coffee, hot wrap melts, cheese scones, soup, mint Aero cheesecake (aka Julieís cake) and the lovely Marilyn had the Chocolate Brownie she had been thinking about since the Druridge Bay Country Park Nordic Walk. She wasnít disappointed.
Thank you everyone for coming along to this walk, this is my favourite beach and café and I loved sharing it with you all.
Thank you to Ruth for her priceless help and also for being official photographer.
The next walk is Saturday 25th March 2017 at Stanleyburn Wood (Prudhoe).
Hope to see you soon