It was just a matter of waiting for the first glow of the sun to illuminate the castle before breaking over the cloud on the horizon and blowing the contrast out of all proportion.
I cannot understand photographers that refuse to go back to a location they have shot before. I can see that it is difficult to find new shots sometimes, but as conditions change and my own skills improve, I quite often get shots that are just that little bit better than the ones I thought were the best I could achieve before.
I think landscape photography is a discipline that requires patience, perseverance and the occasional bit of luck.
The next objective, and one that I knew Jim was very much looking forward to was Lindisfarne, with a quick stop at Bamburgh on the way.