Hmmm, back up today. I had a bit of a late start, so skipped the usual Frankie & Benny’s breakfast. I hope this won’t cause too big a disturbance to the space-time continuum…
After getting back from my shopping and having the usual dither about what to do, I went into Newcastle, where after taking a couple of photos, decided to get the Metro to Seaburn to have a walk along the coast. That plan was abandoned, as there was “an incident” causing a lack of moving trains in that direction. So I went to Tynemouth instead. This time I had a walk along the pier. As the tide was moderately high, there was a lot of shipping activity, as you can see here:
On the left is a cargo ship waiting to enter the Tyne, in the middle is a fishing boat coming in with a couple of birds hoping for a snack, and on the right you can see the Tyne Pilot boat, which looks a wee bit smaller out there.
I’d almost reached the end of the pier, where I planned to get some closer shots of the lighthouse, and maybe watch the ships for a while, when I was told that the pier was in fact closing, so I had to leave. So I did, and came home.
 Note to people from other parts of the UK: Tynemouth pier is not one of those delicate metal thingies with amusements and the like. It’s a pile of stone and concrete that protects shipping.