Today, I went to South Shields. I haven’t been there for years, but it used to be a fairly regular starting point for a good walk. After a brief visit to the Arbeia Roman Fort, I started my usual walk over the cliff-top path that leads to the really quite splendid Souter Lighthouse, passing by the not-quite-as-splendid as it used to be Marsden Rock.
After a tour of the lighthouse, I stopped for a late lunch and a pot of Earl Grey tea (it just seemed like the right thing to have). I then continued to walk southwards. Somehow, I kept going all the way to Sunderland, which made it quite a long walk. Then I got the Metro home.
It was warm and sunny all day, if a little hazy. But there was a very pleasant breeze blowing, so it didn’t feel as hot as it might have done. Of course, that fooled me into not realising that my bare arms were getting a bit scorched.
The pictures you can currently see in the gallery have had no processing done on them at all, which is why some of them look, err, naff. This is mainly because I was having fun with manual settings. I may get the hang of them one day .
This morning’s weight was well down on yesterday. On getting home after that long walk it was even lower, but I don’t expect that to last.
The weather forecast has changed since I last looked – apparently tomorrow is going to be much the same as today. Not sure what I’ll get up to yet…