Short walk around Amble after picking up my paintings from the Coquetdale Gallery in Rothbury. I have decided this will be my last year at the gallery - its too far to travel from Durham.
Lunch in the harbour fish and chip café.
Interesting foreground with Warkworth Castle in the distance
Used this photo as the basis for a collage project.
Fish and chips at Vettals after a torrential downpour.
Rain cleared- its a different day
Houses on the town wall
Looks like the church needs more than flying buttresses - probably built on sand.
Town wall and harbour from top of the park.
Steel Works at Redcar
Houses on the Green
Headland from Seaton Carew
Hart Beach Crimdon with the Little Tern colony fenced off on the left.
Crimdon beck with the wardens hut for the Little Terns on the horizon. Apparently the eggs have been stolen on previous years, the watch is not carried out for the full 24 hours so any determined thief will just wait until its vacated.
Lunch in the Glass House in the National Glass Centre watching Blue Tide being offloaded on the opposite bank.
Sunderland fish quay
Wearmouth Road and Rail Bridges
Interesting pattern on walkway- was it laid this way or etched into the slabs?
Bridges from the west
Statue of Bob Stokoe celebrating the 1973 FA cup win against Leeds Utd.
I was in Zambia at the time and we were listening on the radio on short wave. Our boss at the time Buster Matthews, a Northern Rhodesian who was married to a Sunderland girl, promised us a day off work if they won- we never did get the day off.
Large chimneys? opposite the Wheatsheaf pub.
Interesting fascade on the buildings opposite the entrance to Roker Park.
Bandstand in Roker Park.
Trawler in the Marina with a Berwick registration- Golden Lily.
3.6 miles circular walk passed the old Roker Park Stadium were I used to stand as a teenager in the Roker end- its now a housing estate.