Killingworth Boat Lake ~ February 2019

In 1964, a 15 acre lake was created to help drain the ground for Killingworth New Town, and almost straight away a boating clubhouse was built which is alongside a public car park. Several different groups still use this clubhouse and more use the lake and park, which is run by North Tyneside Council.  A bunch of retired chaps interested in building, racing and sailing model boats formed a sailing group, which is now affiliated to the MYA (Model Yacht Association).

Sophie and I stopped off here on our way back from somewhere as I knew there were swans on the lake, and the racing was in full swing.

and they’re off!
Surrounded
Remote control
No remote control
Come in No.48

Precision Landing
The Swans win.

28 Comments

  1. A friend of mine from Redditch sails those model yachts, travels all over! One of the gents in the second photo could possibly be him!

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  2. Glad to see those people enjoying the boats. Even better to see that the swans couldn’t care less, and are just hoping someone has got some bread for them! 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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      1. By the way, I watched the whole series of ‘Years and Years’ in one day!. Really enjoyed it! 🙂 🙂

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        1. We’ve been doing 2 a night, last ones tonight! Wonder if they’ll do another series.

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          1. It could stand one. I liked all the ideas about the ‘near future’. Very believable.

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  3. Simply gorgeous! The B&W is nothing short of stunning. Love ’em!

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  4. That is something different 🙂

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  5. I always admire the people who can sail their little boats by remote. I don’t think I could do that. From my old sailing-days I still cherish my “butt-o-meter”. 😉

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    1. Have no idea what a buttometer is but I get what you mean. Flying remote aircraft and boats etc is a way for people who never have the chance to experience the real thing to just have a little taste of what it might be like. Dreamers all. 😊

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      1. Looks like both of us are learning new words, aren’t we? You with “butt-o-meter” and I with “swish”. Anyway, it’s like “flying by the seat of your pants”.

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  6. That looks like fun! And wow did it make for some very pretty pictures 🙂

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  7. How cool, I ve never watched a race of model yachts🤓

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    1. You haven’t missed much! 😊

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  8. Beautiful pics!

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  9. Wonderful captures! Especially love the black and white. But love them all as always!!

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    1. Hello Pam, this is a nice surprise, hope you and Jeff are doing well!

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  10. I love how you teach us something while we enjoy your beautiful artwork!💖 I hope you & Sophie had a lovely time.😍

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  11. Seems like the swans think they are a boat … or maybe vice versa! Fun!

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  12. Very cool, I think I want one! Love the black and white toning of your shots.

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