NU2617 : Rumbling Kern

taken 11 years ago, near to Howick, Northumberland, Great Britain

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Rumbling Kern
Rumbling Kern
A churn or barrel through which the sea runs noisily.
Bill Griffiths in 'Fishing and Folk: Life and Dialect on the North Sea Coast' (2008) describes similar local features: 'Rumble Churn' at Dunstanburgh NU2522 : Cliffs, Rumble Churn, and 'The Churn' on the Farne Islands NU2135. The latter feature is said to be a cavity in the rock near the north-west point of Inner Farne. It has a hole at the top through which the water is forced by the sea, producing a beautiful 'jet d'eau' (water-spout), particularly when the wind is from the north-east with a heavy swell. Presumably, he says, the noise is said to resemble the rumbling sound of a churn.

Also see NU2522 : Foamy sea near Dunstanburgh Castle
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NU2617, 84 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 27 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 28 March, 2009
Category
Coastal feature   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 262 172 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:26.9266N 1:35.1937W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 262 172
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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