A Grand Day Out

It was that time of year when Gala Camera Club members go on their annual adventure. Last year it was North Berwick this year, Wallington Estate, Northumberland.

This year we again opted for car-sharing rather than a minibus mainly due to the numbers wishing to go. Twenty members met up around noon on the green at Wallington. The forecast was for showers and wind, it was correct, but it didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits so off we went exploring the estate. There is something there for all photographers, nature, architecture, landscape, flora and macro and people. The place wasn’t very busy, probably due to the weather forecast, but other than a strong breeze and the occasional heavy shower it was quite a nice day.

Some members opted to visit the main house whilst others headed for the river walk and walled gardens. Whilst a few members had some success at the Wild Bird Hide others grabbed some superb flora shots at Wallington’s spectacular walled gardens.

We drifted back to the clock tower area in dribs and drabs from around five o’clock. After a catch-up and blether and of course, the obligatory group shot, we headed for the Redesdale Arms near Otterburn for our evening meal. I can thoroughly recommend the Redesdale. The meal was excellent and the staff very friendly and efficient, we’ll be back.