Another sunny day it turned out to be, despite an unpromising start. Alistair and I decided to tackle the big geocaching circular walk around Urpeth in County Durham. We saw lots of wildlife, including a few butterflies who were willing to sit still for us. I’m pleased with this shot, taken with my Canon PowerShot G12 – which is not the ideal equipment for wildlife close up images!
The toys found some Magic Mushrooms along the way, there was Wild Garlic in the woodlands and Green & Pleasant Land all around. Here are the rest of the pictures from the day (including some of the lesser-spotted Alistairius MacDonaldensis) 😉
Today we had an enjoyable outing to Penshaw Monument with the NPWalk crowd. We met up for a hearty lunch in a nearby pub and then climbed up the hill to the monument itself:
As you can see, the weather wasn’t too kind, so we set off for the North East Aircraft Museum and had a good potter around looking at all the exhibits. Here’s a colourful one:
You can see the whole set of images I made here:
Title: The Blue Hinge On The Yellow Door
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 50mm EF f/1.4 USM
Notes: We had a long walk into town and back again via some geocaches today. This attractive yellow door caught my attention as we passed a local church during our wanderings.
Alistair and I embarked on a long, hot, sunny bike ride to Tynemouth and back today – a round trip of about 17 miles. It’s the longest ride I’ve done for quite a few years, so I was glad of the pit stop at the pub for a refreshing pint at The Wooden Dolly in North Shields! The final hill up to Tynemouth Castle from sea level is a killer, but at least the Coat Road is mainly flat on the way back to Walkergate.
Willington Cut Bridge takes the Metro over the valley and on towards the coast:
Here are the other images from the day: