Amble, Northumberland 19.5. - 20.5.
On Monday morning at about the high tide we steered Suwena out from Whitby marina. We were at sea after passing the bridge and the breakwater and then the next 60 mile leg had started.
Once on a way, Andrus called to Amble marina about the tide and swell situation. The marina also made a berth reservation for Suwena because we'll be arriving after office hours. First time ever we arrived into the marina where there was a welcome package with gate keys and berth plans on the pontoon. It was heartwarming to open the package as there was among others a color marina plan with all guest reservations for the evening. There was even the electricity connected ready for us on our reserved berth. We truly felt being welcomed into Amble marina.
Amble was recommended to us when we were participating the Cruising Association's autumn rally. We were really happy that we followed the tip because the town of Amble turned out to be a charming place.
Luckily we also found an Old Boathouse restaurant that has been open for only two years and the food was so delicious. The restaurant offers the catch from the village's fisherman and fish are delivered directly to the restaurant's pier. Even if it was weekday evening, all the tables were full. We should have made a booking beforehand. However, the kind waitress arranged a table to us and we enjoyed absurdly delicious halibut with crab risotto.
Amble is located in the north-east corner of England and it is our last port of call before entering Scotland. There would have been some old castles for exploring but unfortunately we had to continue forward. The closest to Abmle is the castle of Warkworth that was just a short hike away along the riverside path. Now somebody else need to explore this castle.