A Riverside Walk

For the last few weeks, as my bus to work passes over the Redheugh Bridge, I’ve noticed a floaty thing[1] parked[2] not far from Dunston Staithes. I’ve been meaning to take a closer look, and take some pictures. I would have loved to had the chance on Monday morning – the light was lovely, the Tyne was motionless, but I had to catch a train to Leeds, so couldn’t. Anyway, back in Newcastle today, so I took my Canon 5D Mk II to work, and went for a walk at lunchtime. Of course, by the time I could get out, it had turned cloudy and windy, but I decided not to let that stop me. Here’s my walk:

Walk

Walk

Click to see a bigger version, or have a look at the interactive version at Gmaps Pedometer, which tells me I walked just under 2.5 miles, which isn’t bad for a lunch break.

More pictures will follow, but for the moment, here’s one of the parked floaty thing:

Sailing...

Sailing...

Oh, and I’ll catch up on the daily weight thingies when I find an appropriate tuit.

[1] Some kind of boat. Probably too small to be called a ship. Don’t ask me, I’m a landlubber[3]
[2] Or moored, or anchored, or whatever it is they do with these things
[3] Do people still say that, or did they ever?