South Shields Daily Photo

A collection of images from South Shields and the North of England

Coasts and castles #2.

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Craster, Northumberland


The tiny Northumbrian fishing village of Craster sits nestled in the rocky coastline where it’s very small harbour provides protection for the fishing boats and cobbles which bring the fish to Robsons smoking house. Here they are prepared and sold online around the world, Craster kippers are a regional favourite, along with smoked salmon and cod, the family business is renowned for it’s quality kippers.

We bought some to bring home to South Shields with us and reheated them by immersing the fish in a jug of hot water for 6 minutes and served them for breakfast with brown bread, butter, and marmalade – delicious!

If you plan to visit please note that the car park is a few hundred yards outside of the village, there are no facilities for car parking for non residents, please see map link.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 28mm lens, 1/800 second, f5.6, iso 200


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Written by curly

September 4, 2008 at 12:01 am

Posted in Colour, Landscapes, Seascapes

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  1. Magnificent. Those rocks are superb. I love the wildness of this landscape – but you really did it for me when you talk of kippers. I can’t tell you how many years it is since I had a kipper. Oh my. Now that would be something.


    September 4, 2008 at 3:33 pm

  2. Oh my goodness this takes me back to my childhood. Not only do I remember kippers from Craster, but also buying dressed crab which we had for tea that evening. Lovely. On top of which, this is the most beautiful coast line in Britain.


    September 4, 2008 at 10:37 pm

  3. PS. As an aside, I buy kippers from a smoke house down here in East Anglia as well. And I grill them and serve them with mashed potato and veggies as an evening meal. It may not be traditional. But it is very tasty.


    September 4, 2008 at 10:40 pm

  4. the black hole in the back ground,great fishing shot in the winter
    mussel for bait


    September 17, 2008 at 7:35 pm

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