Tynemouth Murder Mystery Tour ~Part 2

Part 1 HERE Tynemouth Boating lake was made in Victorian times, you can row around it and it’s home to swans and ducks and other watery birds, and as one of our clues was found there I took a few shots , there was a dramatic sky that day! These chaps run the boat hiring. Police box 16 which has been up for sale since 2015 and as far as I know is still available!   Part of our quest involved a long walk along the coast, in the picture below you can see South Shields and Herd Groyne lighthouse…

Farne Islands ~part 1

The Farne Islands are a  group of Islands off the Northumberland coast, scattered about 1 & 1/2 – 4 1/2 miles from the mainland, and Sophie and I went on a day trip with Billy Shiels boats, to Inner Farne. The earliest inhabitants were celtic monks, first recorded in 651, when they became home to St.AIden followed by St.Cuthbert. Cuthbert isolated himself on the islands until he was called to the bishopric of Lindisfarne, but after two years he returned to the solitude of the Inner Farne and died there in 687, when St.Aethelflod took up residence instead. Among other acts, Saint Cuthbert introduced special…

The Warkworth Report ~ Village edition

At last the final set of photo’s from Warkworth! (previous post HERE ) After the Hermitage we walked back along the river and reached the village, which is very picturesque and tidy. All the cottages up this street are holiday rentals. Firstly we went off to visit the church lovely stain glass windows the grounds were cool too, with one 16th century grave of a chap known as ‘The Hunter” we also came across some strange sarcophagi and some architectural conundrums   after the church, we went to lunch and then walked up the hill back to the castle.   On…

Down by the Riverside.

Went out with Sophie and the camera today, visited Wallsend where we were amazed by the size of this…………..   think it is an oil platform, and good to see industry hasn’t quite departed from the River Tyne. Then went on to North Shields to where the river meets the North Sea, and saw some boats.       We had a good day out, the weather was better than the photo’s show, nice lunch and some good photography opportunities.  Back to work tomorrow, and am going away on Tuesday night til Friday night to be on a training course….