Weight and Stuff Report – 25 July 2013

Today’s weight is a bit lower than before I went to Wales, but I suspect it’s a temporary wossname caused by walking a fair bit in the continuing hot weather. There has been some rain, but when I was in Wales it happened overnight, and it happened here before my train arrived in Newcastle. It looks like there was some more last night, but I was asleep, so I missed it.

I started the day with a quick trip to the small local Tesco to get some croissants for a slightly late breakfast, and a visit to the Post Office to pick up a parcel that I hadn’t been around to receive. More about that later.

This afternoon, I walked into Gateshead to renew my travel pass, then walked down to the Quayside, over the river and up into town for a wander. When I’d wandered enough, I popped into the office to pick up part of a delivery that had arrived for me, then got the bus home, which took a while, as the traffic was verrrry sloooow.

As it’s been such a hot afternoon, I decided it would be a good idea to test a bottle of the nicely low in alcohol Moscato that those nice Naked Wines people sent me – it’s one of the bottles I ordered at last month’s wine tasting.

I’ve got a couple of fresh photographs for you, which may be related to the parcel I collected this morning. This is the statue of Queen Victoria on top of Gateshead’s Old Town Hall:

Victoria

Victoria

Camera: X-E1
Aperture: ƒ/1
Shutter speed: 1/2000s
Focal length: 300mm
ISO: 1250
Taken: 25 July, 2013
Location: 54° 57.8707′ 0″ N 1° 36.2825′ 0″ W

And this is a lot of bridges.

How many bridges?

How many bridges?

Camera: X-E1
Aperture: ƒ/1
Shutter speed: 1/2000s
Focal length: 300mm
ISO: 1000
Taken: 25 July, 2013
Location: 54° 57.8707′ 0″ N 1° 36.2825′ 0″ W

You should be able to see six bridges there.

Oh, and for people who like to know about that kind of thing, here’s the walk:

A warm walk

A warm walk

As always, click the map for more information.