Back down a wee bit today, good stuff…
The day started with a mostly clear sky, some actual sunshine and a distinct lack of rain, so after the usual breakfast and shopping, I hatched a plan. I decided to take the train to Corbridge, a very old town in Northumberland. I’d visited it briefly a couple of times, both of which involved the Valley Restaurant, which is conveniently located at the station. But this time, I planned to have a wander, take some photos and have a bit of a walk.
As I set out, it started to rain, but as most of the sky looked clear, I decided that it was probably just a shower, and stuck to the plan. Got the train, walked from the station over the lovely old bridge into the town, and wandered a bit. I then walked a mile or so out to the modestly named Corbridge Roman Site, where a quick flash of my English Heritage card let me see a museum with loads of Roman bits and some surprisingly extensive ruins, all of which are worth a longer visit, so I’ll be doing that at some point.
I then walked back to the town, wandered a wee bit more and then headed for the station in plenty of time for the train back to Newcastle. I timed it quite well, because just after I arrived, it started to get quite unpleasantly windy. But at least the weather kept nice enough for me to have done the longest walk of the year so far.
More photos will follow, but for now here’s one of the Pele Tower, which was for many years a nicely fortified vicarage. It was put up for sale last year, and apparently there are various plans to bring it into use…
Shutter speed: 1/220s
Focal length: 24.3mm
Taken: 22 February, 2014