Weight and Stuff Report – 2 March 2013

No weight change today, mutter, mutter.

In a complete contrast to last Saturday’s hideous snow, today was bright and sunny, and once the early morning was out of the way, not very cold at all. So after doing the shopping, and taking a while to decide where to go, I took the Metro to Tynemouth. After a quick look at Queen Victoria and a curious shopping arcade, I walked down to the Priory. Before going in, I spotted something I’ve never noticed before at Tynemouth. There were six cargo ships parked[1] a short distance out to sea. My guess is that they were waiting for the tide to turn, or some such nautical thingy.

Waiting

Waiting

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Aperture: ƒ/20
Shutter speed: 1/100s
Focal length: 60mm
ISO: 100
Taken: 2 March, 2013

I then had a good wander around the Priory before heading down to the North Pier for a slightly longer walk. After returning from the pier, I decided I’d walked enough and got the Metro back to Newcastle.

It turned out to be a four mile walk, which is more than I’ve done in a while. Here’s the evidence:

Tynemouth

Tynemouth

I’m glad to see that the map shown here is a bit more detailed than the one on the iPhone, which seemed not to be aware of the headland where the Priory sits, or indeed of the existence of the pier, which gave the impression I’d been walking on water, as you can see here:

Wet feet?

Wet feet?

More pictures will appear later…

[1] Note: this may not be the correct word. Boats really aren’t my thing…