Very much a traditional Northumbrian fishing village, Boulmer was once the haunt of smugglers.
During the 18th and 19th centuries the village was the smuggling capital of Northumberland.
Now however, this peaceful village consists of a row of cottages, one pub and a few fishing cobles.
The name Boulmer, pronounced 'Boomer', is a derivation of Bulemer, from the old English bulan-mere (bulls mere).
Boulmer has changed little in over 100 years and is one of the few true fishing villages left on the Northumberland Coast.
The major change was the arrival of the Royal Air Force during the Second World War.
Set within a natural haven, in a gap through an almost complete band of rock, Boulmer has no harbour.
The catch of the day is hauled up the beach on a small trailer, pulled by one of these rusting tractors.
At the beginning of the fishing season,the tractors pull the cobles down the beach, for launching to their safe anchorage.
When then the season is over, the boats are recovered and pulled up the beach for maintenance and painting over the winter months, making ready for the coming season.
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Nicou (131446) 2012-02-28 3:15
Très belle iamge de cette corde toute enroulée sur la barrière rouillée superbe avec le tractreur et les casiers en fond très bel ensemble et détial.
bravo et amitié
MJR (3360) 2012-03-01 1:50
I love these colours, and cant quite decide how you came by them ! They look so soft and dreamy.
The whole image has a real air of mystery about it, the rag tag jumble of things, the dreamy colour, and the apparently missing bit of tractor - lovely..
Boulmer looks an odd place for fisher folk to have established, but the coast up and down is wonderful...
thebest (4276) 2012-05-11 6:14
This could be a photo from a fairy tale - or - Wizard of Oz...
I think it is great I love the colours they are soft SURREAL & sensational.
Magnificent POV. Well done I really do like this image.
Kielia (24073) 2012-05-11 9:41
I found this in your random photos and could not resist stopping by.
What a fantastic photo! Very nice and fascinating colors, a wonderful mood and really very beautiful. I like your approach on this interesting fishing village a lot. My compliments also for the note!