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Hallelujah - the trips are gannin agyen! To all the UK visitors able to get to Seahouses without sticking themselves into quarantine for a fortnight: Please support William at Billy Shiel's, Andrew at Serenity and George at Golden Gate to ensure that the fleets will reap at least a part of their income this year, and will be at hand to carry us out to the islands for years to come! Wouldn't hurt to pass the lads on the boats a wee tip, too. Oh, and please support the Harbour Office in their complicated task of shepherding folks through corona-ed times!
We were booked to come and stay in a house on Harbour Road at the end of June, having stayed there previously and loved it. Sadly our holiday will not be happening due to the current situation and I am feeling really disappointed, I miss Seahouses! Are the cameras likely to be up & running again soon?
The sadly quiet harbour being the only viewing experience TPTB are granting me these days, I have to say the camera action is a bit bizarre as of late. Does everyone have this problem, or is it just people outside the UK? I get a minute, sometimes 1,5 of frozen (and occasionally moving) Hammerhead, a minute each of Short Pier/Main Pier (both moving), a minute of Offices (OK), a minute of frozen Offices, and just as that unfreezes, a green "Channel will resume shortly". After that, it either goes white, or - with luck - starts out again at Hammerhead. Don't know if it's really supposed to be like that. But at this point I'll take anything I can get.
Stay safe out there, and hopefully at some point this year we can all flutter into SH again and leave some cash to jumpstart the economy a bit!
Been to Seahouses on several occasions and never get tired of the beautiful views and people a very welcoming village I don’t think I will get there this year but hopefully will be there by boat next year for a few weeks in the harbour.
Totally agree with Janice and Valerie - new views are great but the wind picked up around 6pm this evening and moved the Hammerhead camera again. Fabulous work you all do at this fascinating harbour. I'm privileged to live a few miles away.

Best wishes
Just enjoying the new view`s when that stupid wind moved the camera`s skyward again.
I agree, some really good views now, many thanks for keeping up the excellent service.. take care everyone
Hi to all, love the camera that`s showing the harbour inside, it looks really good. Been really interested in watching the tides I have never knew how they worked and how the fishermen had to work with them. Love to see the fishing boats come home and how effortless they seem to turn and tie up. I am on lock down and this has helped a lot watching my loved home ground thankyou.
We have been visiting Seahouses for years but not sure our holiday will be happening this year due to the lockdown. The cameras are much appreciated! Its sad to see such little activity on the harbour but lovely to be able to check in. Is the camera that used to scan the horizon out of action permanently? Missing views of the Farnes and Bamburgh!
Thanks and best wishes to all.

REPLY:

Thank you for your kind comments. The camera that scanned is still working, however, the cameras are primarily for security on the harbour and that camera was retasked to provide 24/7/365 coverage for a certain part of the harbour during this current lockdown situation.

Phil Hanvey, Deputy Harbourmaster
Sadly had to shift our weeks booking in May at Beadnell to 2021 but hopefully we will be able to get to our annual week in Seahouses during September till then
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If you have faith try to have a happy ,Joyous and Uplifting Easter and if you haven't do take some Downtime out of your weekend for yourself to Chill and enjoy all that's good in your world !
My very best to all you Folks during this trying time.

REPLY:

Thank you, hopefully 2021 will be a better year for you, me and the rest of the world.

Phil Hanvey, Deputy Harbourmaster
Great to see the cameras working again - really missed my daily login, especially with the lockdown.

Many thanks, Sharon Murdy
brilliant, and thankyou.
The camera`s are up and transmitting again thankyou. Made my day as I`m not allowed out.
Thankyou for the info. keep checking it every day
once again, thanks for your update phil.
*** CAMERAS UPDATE - 2nd April 2020 ***

All the cameras are working properly at our end, it appears that the intrnet company that we use for them has a problem at the moment. Trying to sort it, the cameras will be back as soon as possible.

Phil Hanvey, Deputy Harbourmaster
Oh my goodness what has gone wrong with camera`s
Hammerhead camera pointing at the clouds it must be upside down

REPLY:

When the wind is northerly as it is this afternoon, it shakes the camera mounting and the camera moves upwards. We have a replacement that will be fitted when things get back to normal, whenever that will be.

Phil, Deputy Harbourmaster
thanks for the update phil. Stay safe everyone.

Due to the Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic, ongoing works including new camera installations and replacement, which were planned for the harbour have been delayed until further notice.

At this time, I do not have access to this website to alter the homepage in regards to the closure of the harbour to the general public, but as soon as I have it will be altered to show that.
Why is there nothing on this site about the harbour being closed ???
Thankyou for sorting the camera`s out nicer to watch. I was born in Belford station and spent most of my childhood in Bamburgh and Seahouses and love coming up for hols.
Brilliant, couple of the cameras now been adjusted, the main pier one is now much better than previous... many thanks
Can you sort the camera`s please
ha ha ….. nice one Geoff.....I so love the views on the cameras, really missing the ones that panned across to bamburgh
Why the variation between NHS guidance and NSH cams ?
Some of the cams are already self isolating, others appear to be wearing ill-fitting face masks and the remainder are keeping calm and carrying on.
Please do all you can to avoid total lock down.
I`m desperately trying to avoid stockpiling images of Seahouses to help me through this crisis :)

Geoff.
Why is nothing being done about the Cameras and why is no-one getting a response anymore?
hammerhead cam pointing to the clouds main pier has moisture in lens
Hi, I used to live in Northumberland for a while, but now I'm back down south, I love to look at the web cam, brings back so many memories, but now I find that it keeps freezing after a little while, and just wondered if it was weather condition or perhaps the camera's are playing up, it would be nice to see them back to normal, and you would make an old lady very happy.
Camera`s frozen on hammerhead @ 08-33 on the9/03/2020
Why does it keep freezing after a few seconds.
hi

just wondering if any of the web cams might be down in seahouses, been watching the harbour, piers etc for a few weeks now, just so love the area, reminds me our hols there, used to get the view that panned across the farne island and onto bamburgh, but cant get this view now.. any help anyone... thanks for great service
Hi everyone up in seahouses, great to be able to access the cameras down the harbour. I lived in seahouses for many years, and went to school there, makes me a little less homesick, being able to see the harbour and views out to sea. Thanks malcolm.
Full Compliments of the Season to the Harbour Master and all the good folks of Seahouses , Beadnell and the surrounding area .
Looking forward to seeing you all again in 2020 !
May I wish you all you wish yourself ,
Christopher .

Christopher,

Many thanks for the kind words. We hope you had a great Christmas and all the best for 2020 and beyond. NSH
Ah - relief! No more orange on the pier! (A blessing for photographers...) Congrats to getting that big chunk of repairs out of the way, let's hope it lasts for another good 15 year(s).
As always I have suggestions for improvement - ha! - but it's really a hopeful question about the addition of another camera angle in the future, the one from the Harbour Office we used to have that showed the boat boarding spot at the front slip. In the spring especially this was always wonderful to watch on the camera as it reminded me that time was near where I could race up north to Seahouses for another fantastic visit! Any chance?
I think the Hammerhead camera needs a slight adjustment.
Nice to see the building work progressing on the pier. Hopefully it will be finished soon.

Adele - Many thanks for letting us know. Hopefully should be ok now; but i'll keep checking to see if it needs work! NSH
Wonderful job cleaning the seating area, looks a lot better already. Is the gravel part staying like that or getting planted up? Again, makes such a difference already... so much tidier.

Thank you for your kind comment. NSH
Hi, just wondered where I can access the harbour webcam? Used to be able to but can't find the correct way now. Sorry to bother you but I just love looking at the harbour... Makes me a little less homesick!
Thank you.

The easiest way to get to the cameras is using the menu to the right. If your on a computer you should see this no problem, but if your on your phone then click the small arrow on the centre right of your screen and scroll down on the menu.
Me again, hi Barry, thanks for replying. And for fixing the site so I can see the weather now, perfect! :-) As for the seal, yes, contact numbers would be helpful! It was on the small shingle beach below the cliff path to the golf course. With the low tides there was quite a bit of foot traffic, which is why I was concerned. What we also need - since all kinds of folk hang out in the Harbour Office - is a huge Barry mugshot so we all know how to find you in case of urgent questions! All I got from the lads at Billy Shiel's were vague descriptions of a broad-shouldered individual...

The information has been included on the menu to the right now regarding the seals. I'll try to get a mugshot done soon! NSH
Hiya, just wanted to say I popped in to the Harbour Office during my holiday with a question about a dead seal on the beach, and, after the friendly responses to my postings here, was dead surprised to find that no one in there wanted to speak to me, let alone help by informing the NT who I was told, veeeery grudgingly, was responsible for removal. Did I come at an especially bad time? I guess visitors do see you as a first destination for all kinds of questions. I would have thought that a rotting fully-grown seal cow might be a wee health hazard to kids and dogs walking by. Maybe it would be prudent to list on the website how far your duties extend so people don't come bother you with the wrong questions?

Anna, I'm very sorry to have missed you and i'm also sorry to hear about your experience. I've been working on the suggestions you sent to try and get the weather and tidal forecasts to be more specific to the area, and hopefully you'll see this on the site now. I may also attempt to add information such as how to report a dead seal in the local areas, as it depends on where it is to whom is responsible. Unfortunately we have very limited influence in ensuring the situation is dealt with. NSH
Please could someone shimmy up to the short pier camera with a Chamoise ?
Looks like a seagull has done a whoopsie all over its window. :)
yours in hope,
Geoff.

Turns out the extremely poor weather last week caused some water ingress. We're working to get it fixed as soon as possible. NSH.
Loving those closeup shots of the Farnes in this rough weather! Stay safe, everyone.

Thanks Alison, much appreciated. NSH
Thank you for the continuing work to refine the webcam experience.

Love the current simple cut 1min per 5 view point set up.
Much more comfortable for sustained viewing than the recent single cam “Hosepipe” whizzing pans and zooms.

The image quality remains excellent and without “buffering” interruptions.
I view on computer monitor / large screen TV/ or projection screen. Both my tv and projector have the options to process your 2d image feed to simulate 3d. The short pier viewpoint is particularly effective and realistic when seen this way. Next best thing to actually being there, which I hope to do again in the not too distant future.

Hi Geoff, Sorry to take so long to get back to you... Hopefully the cameras are pretty much sorted now. I have a few little tweaks left to do to, but it shouldn't affect the quality of whats on the website at all. There's no better 3d feel than actually being here, although today is a bit nippy to be fair! Make sure you pop in for a cuppa when your here!

Must be “half term”? Great to see so many youngsters enjoying taking a boat trip in the beautiful autumn sunshine.

Best Wishes
Geoff.
Here's a one for you Kidda.......is the end of the main pier White Lighthouse
going to get a spanking new coat of paint when the Harbour renovations are completed ?
(It would finish things off in good style and the poor thing is in need of little touch up ! )
Warm regards, Chris .

Chris,

Yes! We have a building inspector coming round to check out our plans, but hopefully should be done of the winter.

NSH
Praise the Spirits - the cam is on line! ;-) Brilliant quality, and if you do get the buffering fixed, then we'll all be in heaven and I will hardly get any work done at the office from all that staring! Seconded on the inner harbour issue, it's always nice to see the boats coming and leaving there as well. Big praise to pass on to the lads on the pier, please (lest they won't be there when I arrive end of the month) - great job under trying circumstances! Bearded Guy with the great singing voice will remember me - he always told me in the summer to buy my own boat because I was spending so much on the day trips!

Glad you're happy Anna. Not sure who the bearded guy with the great singing voice is??? NSH
Thank goodness the webcam is back on line again. It seems to whizz round to the main pier alot, thatll be nice when the harbour works are gone. Can we have more zoom in of the Inner Harbour? What happened to all the individual cameras? Liked the view from the Harbour Masters hut across the harbour.

I hope the harbour works are finished by March, our next visit or failing that, by July our visit after next!

Adele, the works are coming on great and will be finished by your next visit - although there is always more work to be done. The Cameras are all still working, and we're trialing a few ideas before making a final decision how they'll be. The first attempt with five individual cameras meant that they 'buffered' a lot. The one roving camera still buffers, but not nearly as much. Hopefully in the next few days we'll try one more thing with 'switching views' and then decide a way ahead. In the interim, I can certainly get the camera to view the inner harbour a bit more.
The new webcams are just wonderful Kidda !
Cant wait to watch the Christmas Eve Fireworks " going live " this year.
The Harbour work has moved on a little since our week there in September and it will be splendid to see the complete job done in person during our already booked week up there next September ( if not before ).
Regards to my beloved North Northumberland !

Thanks Christopher. The works are coming on great, and the end is in sight! Great idea you've had I think we'll be setting up a specific 'fireworks camera' this year... NSH.
Thanks for all your work with the new webcams. They're great!

Cheers Carolyn. Still a few little issues, but not long to get them sorted hopefully. NSH.
Wow! Definitely worth the wait. Thanks to everyone involved for all the hard work.

Thanks Alison. Still not quite right - but almost there! NSH.
You were correct. The wait for the new webcams was worth it.
Great improvement in image quality and 5 different views!
Excellent. Thanks and congrats to all concerned.

Many thanks. There will still be a bit tweaking to get them right - so keep watching! NSH