Weight and Stuff Report – 25 November 2017

Weight: 231.7 pounds (16 stone 7.7 pounds, 105.1 kg)
Steps: 8,710

Down again after yesterday’s odd increase.

Having got my shopping done extra-early, I was out before 10am with a plan. I decided it was time for a return to Redcar, partly for the fresh[1] air, and partly to give the X70 an outing. I managed to get a seat on a crowded train as far as Darlington[2], then had a wait for the deluxe cattle truck to Redcar, passing through Middlesbrough. Once at Redcar, I walked down to the sea front and had a nice wander. Here’s the view out to sea, with a rare appearance of me. Well, my shadow, anyway.

Windmills with added Les

Windmills with added Les

Camera: X70
Aperture: ƒ/10
Shutter speed: 1/350s
Focal length: 18.5mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 25 November, 2017
Location: 54° 37.1153′ 0″ N 1° 3.7957′ 0″ W

This time, the lift in the Beacon was working, so I was able to go up and enjoy the view and even fresher[3] air. Then I walked a bit further, and started to wonder why there seemed to be so many people loitering. They couldn’t all be waiting for a bus, so I guessed something must be happening, and indeed it was. I was just in time to see a parade of biker Santas. Or was it Santa bikers? Either way, there were loads of them, including this slightly unusual vehicle:

OK.....

OK…..

Camera: X70
Aperture: ƒ/8
Shutter speed: 1/60s
Focal length: 18.5mm
ISO: 250
Taken: 25 November, 2017
Location: 54° 37.1153′ 0″ N 1° 3.7957′ 0″ W

Nothing was going to top that, so I decided to call it a day and got the next train back to Darlington, which arrived just in time for me to get on a train to Newcastle.

[1] Cold.
[2] Fortunately, long experience has taught me where to get on a Cross Country train to have the best chance of blagging an unreserved seat
[3] Colder.

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