Weight and Stuff Report – 27 April 2013

Hmmm, no change again today.

After the usual shopping thingy, I took the Metro to Seaburn. I walked down to the seafront[1], then headed south to Roker pier. Then I had a walk around the marina and along the riverside path to the Wearmouth bridge, where I ended my walk and got the Metro back to Gateshead. Here’s the Garmin evidence:

Walk

Walk

I took a load of photographs, some of which will appear in due course, subject to tuit supply[2]. But one thing I saw and kept on seeing has to get a mention. Almost as soon as I got to the seafront, I could see some enormous metal legs and a crane sticking up in the air. As I got closer, I found they were part of what, being a non-seagoing person, I would describe as a bloody big boat. Seriously, this thing is big.

MPI Resolution

MPI Resolution

Camera: X100S
Aperture: ƒ/8
Shutter speed: 1/600s
Focal length: 23mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 27 April, 2013

The MPI Resolution, which is so big it has its own webpage, is used for installing offshore wind turbines. The legs drop down to anchor it when it’s working with really big bits of metal…

Oh, and just for Sherry[3], who likes this kind of thing, this is the lighthouse which forms a useful landmark at the annual airshow. It used to be on the south pier at Sunderland, but was relocated as a preserved historical thingy.

Old Sunderland Lighthouse

Old Sunderland Lighthouse

Camera: X100S
Aperture: ƒ/8
Shutter speed: 1/800s
Focal length: 23mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 27 April, 2013

[1] This took a lot less time than it usually does when I go there, due to the lack of thousands of other people going to the airshow that isn’t on this week
[2] Which will be a bit short, as I have to go to work tomorrow
[3] Hi Sherry  :wave: [4]
[4] Extra footnote just for you