Weight and Stuff Report – 8 November 2012

Well DoneNicely down today, which may have something to do with a bit of activity.

I took the Metro to Whitley Bay, then walked down to the seafront and turned south. I walked down through Cullercoats and into Tynemouth, stopping for a visit to the Blue Reef Aquarium. I wanted to see how the Fuji X100 would cope with the low light in some parts of the aquarium, and I have to say it didn’t manage quite as well as the Canon 5D Mark III did in the same place back in May. But in the better lit parts, it did rather well. I’m quite happy with this Lion Fish, for instance:

Lion Fish

Lion Fish

Camera FinePix X100
Aperture ƒ/5.6
Shutter speed 1/30s
Focal length 23mm
ISO 3200
Taken 13:48, 8 November, 2012

Anyway, after playing with the fish, I resumed my walk. I had planned to visit Tynemouth Priory, but that didn’t happen as it’s only open at weekends at this time of year, which was news to me, mutter.

So I carried on walking along the riverside path, heading to North Shields Fish Quay, ending up at the passenger ferry landing. I did consider going further, but decided to stop while my legs were still working, and took the ferry to South Shields, then the Metro back to Gateshead.

Here’s the evidence of my walk:

Coast Walk

Coast Walk

That’s the furthest I’ve walked in quite a while. My Fitbit thingy tells me I walked 14,235 steps today, which is the most since I got it, by a very large margin. So to mark that, here’s a bonus picture of Cullercoats. I always think beaches look much better when they’re not full of people, but one or two human figures do give a nice sense of scale…

Cullercoats

Cullercoats

Camera FinePix X100
Aperture ƒ/5.6
Shutter speed 1/640s
Focal length 23mm
ISO 200
Taken 13:22, 8 November, 2012