Weight and Stuff Report – 30 November 2013

Down again today, in another burst of randomness.

After doing my usual shopping, I decided it was a good day to go out somewhere. I’d originally planned to go to South Shields for a wander, but when I got to the Metro station, there was a twenty-something minute wait for the next train there, so I went to Wearside instead. I got off at Seaburn, and before going to the seafront, I had a look at Fulwell Windmill. It’s been seven years since I last visited, and since then it’s fallen on hard times. The once gleaming white mill is now dull and greying, and the once perfect sails are battered and broken. Such a shame to see it this way. It seems it was badly damaged by storms, and has had to be closed for safety reasons. A report from last year mentions the council were trying to get funds to repair it.

Fulwell windmill

Fulwell windmill

Camera: X-E2
Aperture: ƒ/13
Shutter speed: 1/60s
Focal length: 44.4mm
ISO: 800
Taken: 30 November, 2013

On my way to the seafront, I spotted some curious things, such as this lovely shopfront:

Err, Moooo?

Err, Moooo?

Camera: X-E2
Aperture: ƒ/7.1
Shutter speed: 1/40s
Focal length: 35.8mm
ISO: 800
Taken: 30 November, 2013

And this oddly specific sign:

Why eleven?

Why eleven?

Camera: X-E2
Aperture: ƒ/3.6
Shutter speed: 1/60s
Focal length: 37.4mm
ISO: 640
Taken: 30 November, 2013

I had a bit of a walk along the coast as far as Roker Pier, then got a bus into Sunderland and a Metro home.