Revisiting my home town is always good for me. Seeing old faces as well as new developments, keeps me coming back to Newcastle Upon Tyne. I love this picture of the Sunset down at the Quayside looking down river.
Picture courtesy of Jan n Blue taken from their flat at Newcastle Quayside.
Ihad bought a pedometer & tested it out walking from the lighthouse at Newhaven, South Shields to Marsden Rock, then back to South Shields Town Centre.
Big Clouds you can almost touch
Marsden South Shields
Then taking the metro into town to Newcastle, just walking up and down the Quayside visiting the Baltic http://www.balticmill.com/visit (there’s always something new & interesting going on in there) followed by a walk in the city centre & a quick visit to Tynemouth we clocked up about 12 miles.Its’ easy to clock up steps when out & about.
My dirty walking boots have been sitting outside my flat door since November. At the beginning of this month I visited South Shields and Newcastle and did a little bit of walking about but not proper rambling walks as such.It’s more to do with being too busy than any lack of enthusiasm. But admittedly I’m not that keen on wet muddy walks!
These pics were taking weekend of 4/12/2015. Walking on the beach was so lovely.
Also managed to get a little walk from Seasalter to Whitstable and back, the day after Boxing day. A little Browse around the town and a couple of drinks in Handsome Sams Bar- a micro pub based in Whitstable.
THE BEACH SOUTH SHIELDS DECEMBER 6th 2015
South Shields December 2015
Fireworks at South Shields
Fireworks South Shields Great firework display followed by a great night out in Newcastle . We saw a a London based band called The Fallen leaves. Track for ya, below.
We had a great 5-6 mile walk along the cliff tops. I guess we take our heritage for granted, but having spent some of my childhood there & later teenage years, I spent little time walking along the beach.The coastal area is maintained by the National Trust and although the area has been damaged to some extent by previous recessions it is resilient.
Craster in Northumberland
Further up the coastline we visited Craster in Northumberland by which time it had started raining fiercely and we got a bit frightened off by the massive herd of cows who seemed intent on blocking our path at the gate that led to Dunstanburgh Castle. The photo of the cows doesn’t quite do it justice, but it was funny They were grazing down by the rocks and when they saw us coming they all ran towards the gate! I didn’t have the nerve to just walk through them! City Dwellers at heart.
These cows were actually galloping!
GALLOPING TO GATE TO BLOCK OUR ENTRANCE.
You can just about make Dunstanburgh Castle in the background, but Being soaked through after walking about a half a mile we walked back and sat under shelter and enjoyed the local craster kipper in a bun! I need to spend more time in Northumberland and make at least a week of it.