Amble 2019

Wetwheels went on it's most Northerly outreach project in late June visiting the friendly town of Amble, Northumberland.

Hosted by Amble Marina, Wetwheels Yorkshire spent a week delievering trips to local disability groups such as Elpha Lodge, St Oswald's Hospice Children's Unit, Grace's Place and many more.

Whilst our first few days were hampered by poor weather, our willing crew of volunteers pulled out all the stops make sure every trip was rescheduled and worked tirelessly to make sure we ran all the trips that were booked.  

The location of Amble is stunning.  Most trips involved taking groups out to Coquet Island, approx 1.4km offshore.  In the spring of 684 the island was the scene of the interview granted by St. Cuthbert  to Elfled, sister of King Egfrid and abbess of Whitby.

Coquet lighthouse was manned by Grace Darlings brother and is now an RSPB Bird Sanctuary with 18,000 puffins nesting at peak times!  

Wetwheels Yorkshire saw lots of wildlife including several sightings of white beaked dolphins.

Feedback from our visit was universally positive and we are already planning our return in 2020!

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