Weight and Stuff Report – 12 July 2014

Weight: 213 pounds (15 stone 3 pounds, 96.6 kg)
Steps taken: Quite a lot

What? Down again? To another new low for the year? Whatever next?

Today being Saturday[1], I reverted to my usual routine: breakfast at Frankie & Benny’s, shopping at Tesco, and and afternoon out.

I’d dithered a bit about where to go today, and eventually decided on a walk around some bits of Newcastle I don’t visit often. I’d noticed this new building from a distance, and was curious to see it closer

Shiny

Shiny

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/9
Shutter speed: 1/340s
Focal length: 32.9mm
ISO: 200
Location: 54° 58.3428′ 0″ N 1° 37.3219′ 0″ W
Taken: 12 July, 2014

Here’s a closer view:

View with rooms

View with rooms

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/1600s
Focal length: 18mm
ISO: 400
Location: 54° 58.4379′ 0″ N 1° 37.3169′ 0″ W
Taken: 12 July, 2014

It turns out that The View, as it’s apparently called, will be quite fancy student accommodation.

I then wandered through Leazes Park, through Newcastle University, with a visit to the Hatton Gallery, which for some reason I don’t think I’ve ever been to before, then down to the Haymarket, where I bought a cold drink (melon flavour Lucozade, very nice) and got a Metro to Whitley Bay. I walked along the sea front for a while, which gave me a chance to play with the long end of my 55-200mm lens. It seems the RLNI[2] were having a bit of a practice.

Weeeeeeeeeee!

Weeeeeeeeeee!

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/900s
Focal length: 200mm
ISO: 200
Location: 55° 2.6976′ 0″ N 1° 26.5358′ 0″ W
Taken: 12 July, 2014

I kept walking, in the hope of getting a closer view, but they moved away before I could get there. Here they are, heading towards St Mary’s island

Off we go...

Off we go…

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/9
Shutter speed: 1/400s
Focal length: 200mm
ISO: 200
Location: 55° 3.0411′ 0″ N 1° 26.9171′ 0″ W
Taken: 12 July, 2014

It was more or less at that point that I decided I’d walked far enough and caught a bus back to Newcastle. It was a bit too warm for a long walk, really. Not that I can tell you how much walking I did, because the Fitbit’s battery died this morning. Silly Les forgot to charge it again…

[1] It is, you know. I checked
[2] Hi Geoff  :wave:

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