During our short break in Sunderland last weekend we stopped for a couple of nights with a relative who lives near Roker Park, close to the south end of the beach that stretches north to Whitburn. On Sunday, we wanted to visit some other family members who live in Marsden, not far from the Souter lighthouse. It was promising to be a nice day so we decided to walk the few miles along the coast. When we attempted a similar walk over the Easter weekend, we were thwarted by a very heavy downpour. But this time there were no problems.
It was sunny when we set off but when we reached the Prom sea mist was rolling obscuring the view of the south pier and lighthouse
It was rolling in and out on the wind, making for some atmospheric views of the beach.
As we proceeded north, the mist was dispersing and “burnt off”
although it was still lingering somewhat out at sea.
At the end of the beach, we followed the path along the cliffs passing several smaller coves. We spotted this man made circle of stones in one of them.
After spending a few hours with our relatives we set back, retracing our steps.
It was a beautiful day, if a little chilly down on the beach due to the sea breeze
The local council are doing a lot of work renovating and refreshing the prom
The tide was in when we reached Roker
And the mist had gone – so we had a clear view of the south pier and lighthouse from the prom.