Up a wee bit today, but never mind…
Having had that late finish yesterday, shopping was postponed to this morning. But I was up and about quite early, so that wasn’t a problem. I may have even fitted in a Frankie & Benny’s breakfast first. Having done the shopping, and despite it being a bit dull and grey, I decided to get out and about with the X-T1. As I often do, I headed for the station and didn’t make a decision on a destination until I got there. I chose Middlesbrough this time, which worked out quite well.
I started at the Transporter Bridge, where I enjoyed a bit of a tour of the winding gear (I declined the climb to the top…), then found that the greyness was disappearing, making a proper walk look like a good idea. So I headed for the next bridge along the Tees, via a rather boring industrial estate and, err, some dinosaurs:
Having escaped their attention, it was a clear (and quite long) walk along the river to Thornaby, which involved eight bridges. A fill list and report will follow when tuits allow. It started to get quite warm, so it was a quite major effort. And while the straight line distance isn’t that much, with all the winding of the river, it was the best part of seven miles. I was tired, hungry and thirsty by the end, so I stopped off at the first available refreshment stop, which was Burger King. Not my first (or second, or…) choice, but a bacon double cheeseburger with onion rings and a Sprite enabled me to survive the train back to Newcastle.
More photos when I’ve checked them over….