I'd ckecked the position of the sunrise and thought I might be able to capture the sun rising through the trees on top of King Arthur's Well at Walltown, something I hadn't done before.
As I climbed up Walltown Crags the sky was colouring up nicely and I was feeling pretty optomistic, then I heard the bellowing of cows, now I love cows but come sunrise they get skittish and dash back and forwards in front of the camera, leaving ghostly streaks.
So I needed a backup plan.
For ages I've been thinking that I should take a sunrise photograph from Mucklebank Crag, I had planned it for a misty morning and there was no mist but it would be something I hadn't done before so off I went.
There's a good stone path up Mucklebank Crag, it is steep but very stable thanks to the lads of Northumberland National Parks Authority.
Lot's of sheep around but fortunately they were still sheep so here are some of the pictures I took.
King Arthur's Well and Mucklebank Crag, cows are galloping behind me.
Looking east over Cawfields and Winshields Crag, William's Black Faced sheep pose for me.
On the Hadrian's Wall Path over Mucklebank Crag
Sunrise over Allolee Farm
Sheep graze on the Roman Turret as the light catches Walltown Crags
As I headed back to the car I bumped into the farmer from Walltown Farm, he was out feeding his bull, a beautiful blonde Charolais called Emo. As William and I stood chatting Emo was nudging him wanting his nose scratched.
We're back to bad weather again today and yet more high winds are forecast.
As always the pictures are copyright of Joan Thirlaway and cannot be used without written permission.