Wednesday Willpower

Now that’s more like it. For a start, after a week or two of grey skies and chilly wet weather, today started with a clear blue sky and bright sunshine. Not only that, but I managed to get it together in good time this morning, and headed out in plenty of time to walk to work, which I did. It was a wee bit nippy at first, but the sunshine was very pleasant, especially after all those grey days.

I decided to revert to my other route to work – along Coatsworth Road rather than Prince Consort Road. When I got to the junction with Bensham Road, I noticed two things:

  1. There was no traffic[1][2]
  2. The view along and across the river demanded that I get my camera out

I took a few pictures of the bridges, the landscape in general and some other bits and pieces before reluctantly going to work. It really was one of those mornings when I could have done with another hour or two to wander around with the camera.

I would have liked to have taken a lunchtime walk, but as we were a bit short of IT people today, I didn’t have the time. But when I left the office, I turned left instead of right[3]. Yes, I actually felt like walking home for the first time in ages, so I did. And I took more pictures of the Tyne Bridge and various Quayside bits, followed by some bits of central Gateshead. Once I’d done that, I carried on walking home. With all that pausing to take pictures, this took a lot longer than normal, but that wasn’t a problem.

My knees moaned a bit when I came upstairs at home, but not too loudly. I’ll try to sort out and upload the pictures in the next day or two.

[1] Can I say I noticed something that wasn’t there?
[2] People must be getting an early start on the Easter weekend
[3] Regular readers might recall that left = walk, while right = bus