KNITTING GANSEY & SOCKS. N. SHIELDS FISH QUAY EARLY1900s
The lady on the right was my partners' Grandmother and had a fish business on the quay.
A RIVERSIDE GARDEN, NORTH SHIELDS
Taken from the North Shields Tyne Ferry pontoon.
LITTLEHAVEN BEACH, SOUTH SHIELDS - SEWER OUTFALL
THE SOUTH GROYNE LIGHTHOUSE ABOVE THE DUNE GRASS
LITTLEHAVEN BEACH, SOUTH SHIELDS - LAPPING WAVELETS
LITTLEHAVEN BEACH, SOUTH SHIELDS - VIEW TO TYNEMOUTH
NEWBIGGIN BAY AND SPITAL CARRS ROCKS
Muriel and I were at Newbiggin-by-the Sea on a fine Winters' day - first time I've been there without a camera, but the i-Phone was in the pocket - as ever!
'Couple', an art installation by Sean Henry, can be seen on the breakwater - a smaller version can be seen on a plinth on the promenade.
BLACK & WHITE ABOVE THE BLACK MIDDENS
A fishing boat arrives heading for the Fish Quay at North Shields under a leaden sky, but permitting a small break to illuminate Lloyds Jetty.
BEACH ART AT PRIORS HAVEN
A closer look at the beach art. I didn't dare touch in case they fell over. I suspect they are more robust than that! Also, in the background, work is continuing to repair the South Shields Pier.
Lots happening at Priors Haven beach today. These strange rock sculptures have appeared, and, a group of camouflaged men with massive camouflaged cameras and telephoto lenses were abroad to snap a fox that's taken up residence below Tynemouth Abbey.
'PEGASUS ACE' ARRIVES IN THE TYNE FOR IT'S CARGO OF CARS
Walking past the Castle I noticed the Pilot Cutter heading back in, so headed down to Priors Haven as 'Pegasus Ace' entered the Tyne. Bound for Tyne Dock, for another Nissan car cargo, the strange rock sculptures provide an unusual and exotic welcome!
TOWN WALL CARTOON, THE HEADLAND, HARTLEPOOL
That's me on the steps - right lower!
THE 'SMILING' PADDLING POOL, THE HEADLAND, HARTLEPOOL
ANDY CAPP STATUE, THE HEADLAND, HARTLEPOOL
The statue of Reg Smythes' character, by Shropshire artist Jane Robbins, captures the working class hero in a typically relaxed pose - but minus his trademark cigarette.
THE LIGHTHOUSE & CANNON, THE HEADLAND, HARTLEPOOL
19th Century Cannon Situated in Hartlepool’s Headland keeping a watchful eye looking out to sea is the Sebastopol Cannon near the Heugh Battery. This cannon was captured from the Russian Army at the battle of Sebastopol during the Crimean War (1854-56).
LIGHTHOUSE, THE HEADLAND, HARTLEPOOL
Every time I come here the Starlings are constantly migrating between the grass and the lighthouse roof, and here, caught on the upwards leg. Must be tasty grub(s) thereabouts!
REDHEUGH GDNS. & LIGHTHOUSE, THE HEADLAND, HARTLEPOOL
VIEW ACROSS HARLEPOOL BAY TO THE ESTON HILLS
Beyond the 'Dark Side' of the Headland breakwater, that is!
BLACK-HEADED GULL ON THE PROM, THE HEADLAND, HARTLEPOOL
THE TOWN WALL, THE HEADLAND, HARTLEPOOL