Weight and Stuff Report – 15 August 2017

Weight: 235.9 pounds (16 stone 11.9 pounds, 107 kg)
Steps: 3,350

Up  a wee bit after my visit to the Midlands. Yes, home again already. I slept well, had the usual breakfast, then headed to the office for work-related things. Having done those, I headed for the station and caught the train home. And here I am.

Here’s another bit of Sunderland art:



Camera X-T2
Aperture ƒ/5.6
Shutter speed 1/220s
Focal length 37.6mm
ISO 200
Taken 13:03, 13 August, 2017


Weight and Stuff Report – 14 August 2017

Weight: 235.6 pounds (16 stone 11.6 pounds, 106.9 kg)
Steps: 6,626

Today’s report comes to you from Birmingham[1]. I travelled down this afternoon, checked into my usual hotel[2], then had an enjoyable dinner at a nearby Italian restaurant.

Today’s photo is some slightly disturbing art from Sunderland:

Have you seen Toad?

Have you seen Toad?

Camera X-T2
Aperture ƒ/5.6
Shutter speed 1/850s
Focal length 33.2mm
ISO 200
Taken 13:02, 13 August, 2017

[1] Well, it would if I’d actually posted it on the right day, but just go with the creative wossnames, OK?
[2] Ibis New Street Station

Weight and Stuff Report – 13 August 2017

Weight: 234.2 pounds (16 stone 10.2 pounds, 106.2 kg)
Steps: 10,062

Down again today, to a new low for the year.

Having not done all that much yesterday, I wanted to go somewhere today, but couldn’t quite decide where. In the end, I went into Newcastle, had a wander down to the Quayside for a look at the market, then loitered on the Newcastle side and watched the Millennium Bridge open and close. Then I got a bus back to Gateshead, took the Metro to St Peter’s, Sunderland and walked along the riverside and around the marina to Roker, where I got a bus to Sunderland bus station, then another one back to Newcastle and finally another one home.

Various acts of photography were committed, more of which later. But for now, here’s something you don’t see every day…

Bunny with selfie stick

Bunny with selfie stick

Camera X-T2
Aperture ƒ/10
Shutter speed 1/350s
Focal length 55mm
ISO 200
Taken 11:25, 13 August, 2017


Weight and Stuff Report – 12 August 2017

Weight: 237 pounds (16 stone 13 pounds, 107.5 kg)
Steps: 5,235

Up a bit today…

No photographic trips this Saturday as (1) I met a friend for lunch and (b) it was a bit damp.

So here’s one from the archive:

Black-necked swan

Black-necked swan

Camera X-T2
Aperture ƒ/10
Shutter speed 1/320s
Focal length 68.7mm
ISO 200
Taken 11:14, 24 May, 2017

Weight and Stuff Report – 11 August 2017

Weight: 235.7 pounds (16 stone 11.7 pounds, 106.9 kg)
Steps: 2,732

Down by a tiny bit today.

Here’s a ghost sign from Porthcawl – one of many former Woolworth’s shops around the country. Many have found new uses, and it can be mildly entertaining recognising a former Woolies from the style of tiling used in the entrance. This is a more obvious hint

Ghost Sign

Ghost Sign

Camera iPhone 6s
Aperture ƒ/2.2
Shutter speed 1/2000s
Focal length 4.15mm
ISO 25
Taken 12:51, 7 July, 2017
Location 51° 28.5872′ 0″ N 3° 42.2617′ 0″ W


Weight and Stuff Report – 9 August 2017

Weight: 237.2 pounds (16 stone 13.2 pounds, 107.6 kg)
Steps: 4,467

Up again today, mutter, mutter.

This is, apparently, the oldest surviving lifeboat, which you can see in its own museum on the seafront at Redcar



Camera X-T2
Aperture ƒ/8
Shutter speed 1/60s
Focal length 16mm
ISO 250
Taken 13:40, 5 August, 2017
Location 54° 37.0859′ 0″ N 1° 3.712′ 0″ W

Weight and Stuff Report – 7 August 2017

Weight: 236.5 pounds (16 stone 12.5 pounds, 107.3 kg)
Steps: 2,236

Up again today…

This is the Beacon, a tower on the Redcar seafront. It’s got an observation deck which presumably offers an excellent view, but as the lift was out of order, that’s something I’ll have to investigate on another day, as my knees told me that climbing that many stairs would be a bad idea…

The Beacon

The Beacon

Camera X-T2
Aperture ƒ/11
Shutter speed 1/180s
Focal length 24.9mm
ISO 200
Taken 12:17, 5 August, 2017
Location 54° 37.1905′ 0″ N 1° 4.1239′ 0″ W