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Looking back: 2013 in The Friendliest Port

digging-hole-at-little-shorExtreme weather was a constant companion this last year, as 2013 got off to a freezing start. It played its part in Amble’s first Puffin Festival too, with torrential rain delaying the opening ceremony.

Because of the storms during the spring, the annual appearance of Coquet Island’s colony of puffins was affected too; finally they returned in their thousands, although about a month later than expected.

But when summer did arrive, it brought long hot sunny days; perfect for the beach, nature watching or watersports activities. The Friendliest Port welcomed more visitors than ever this year and two new restaurants opened their doors. Good news for foodies, and much needed jobs for locals.

And then the weather re asserted itself  bringing exceptionally high tides, floods and gales.

Here is a slideshow of some of Amble’s memorable events in 2013. Slide over image for captions and text to appear.

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