Rising Sun Country Park ~ November 2017 ~ part 2

Part 1 HERE

So we’ve had a little rest, and now continue past where the Back to Future train disappeared, turning right and starting the long trek up an incline to the top of a hill under some stunning cloud formations

the horses we saw earlier came charging past us in the opposite direction

giddy-up!

Looking back down the path at the top of the hill we could see from Hebburn on the right to Newcastle on the left. The yellow structures are on the River Tyne and we saw one of them being brought up the river when we visited the Anglo-Saxon farm at Jarrow Hall Β  you can click through the link there to see the yellow thingy bigly.

View!!

There were gorse bushes in bloom here and there

and a bench to sit on if the uphill struggle made you out of breath, not that comfy though!

and then we made our way down the other side of the hill. Β We found a puddle..

 

where there were some more horses, and people

saw a blackbird

Then we came to another wetland area

so we took some pictures of the water birds

and here we rested, taking shots of the birdies whilst a couple of little girls threw crisps to them πŸ™„ before the final leg of our long walk. Β ( And no, we didn’t tell them off, this is Sunderland and parents don’t take kindly to interference, especially from Non- Mackems! )

So stay tooned, and next time we’ll get to the end.

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41 Comments

  1. Looks like a walk I would enjoy. I wouldn’t tell kids off for feeding swans either.
    The Londoner in me knows better than to do that, especially in Sunderland! πŸ™‚
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. πŸ˜€ cheers Pete, Ollie~chops would just love this place I think, all the doggies we met along the way seemed happy as Larry.

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      1. I’m sure Ollie would love that country park too.

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  2. ah…a lovely outing

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    1. It was, but cold! Cheers 😊

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  3. What a fantastic outing and one that yielded such beautiful photos.

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    1. Thanks V~man, (got your comment but not in notifications!)

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      1. Am happy to hear you got my comment.

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  4. Adnama72.wordpress.com

    Good intro and photographs. ☺

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  5. Wow, those cloud formations look absolutely incredible πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ Truly awesome stuff. And the pictures are once again truly breathtaking. Have you ever submitted your photos to contests? Because I pretty much know you would have a very big chance to win 😊

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    1. Thanks Michel, we were lucky with the sky. I don’t do competitions, photography for me is a passion and hobby, something I do for myself and am just happy when other people like my stuff. Competition involves angst and judgemental stuff and I’m too old for all that! 😊

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      1. Haha. I understand 😊😊😊 But just so you know. You would probably blow every other competitor out of the water: that’s how awesome your photographs are πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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  6. Look at that sky!

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    1. Yes, made a change from concrete grey! Cheers!

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  7. Thank you for the swan photograph. They’re such beautiful birds.

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    1. Yes, swans and peacocks are always a joy to see and shoot.

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  8. Fraggle, being over here in Arizona, I can’t tell you what a treat it is to browse through your pictures of adventures. The sky is beautiful and I enjoy the seasonal feel of your shots. I can feel the moisture, the temperature of the day, and the swans were a fine treat. Thank you for taking me along on your excursion. πŸ™‚

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it Cindy πŸ™‚

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  9. What a beautiful horse. Great pictures, as always!

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    1. Thanks Sarah 😊

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  10. These are breathtaking photos, Fraggle! I wish I could’ve walked with ya!πŸ˜˜πŸ“Έ You are wicked talented!πŸ’–πŸ“ΈπŸ’™πŸ“ΈπŸ’š

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  11. I like photo number 7, has an austere feeling about it.

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  12. These are all so beautiful Fraggle. You truly have a gift!😊

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  13. Very pleased you have made your pics biggable, very impressive views, as ever captured as only you can.

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    1. Cheers Eddy πŸ™‚

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  14. So striking and beautiful πŸ™‚

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    1. They were a bit drama! 😊

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      1. I leave your blog for a bit. Come back be amazed and say I should come around more often. Then do the same thing on loop ha!

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        1. You’re welcome anytime you fancy popping in 😊 we all got busy lives.

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          1. “Get busy living or get busy dying”

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          2. 😊 preferably the former!

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          3. I think you’re doing just fine with that πŸ™‚

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  15. As always, great wildlife shots. The wetland shots are especially nice.

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