Sunday, 17 August 2014

NORTH SANDS,HARTLEPOOL

HARTLEPOOL HEADLAND.

THE RAMP GAVE ACCESS TO THE BEACH.
I HAVE LIVED IN HARTLEPOOL ALL MY LIFE, BUT HAD NEVER BEEN ON THIS BEACH!

UP A SAND BANK AND WE GET TO SPION KOP CEMETERY.
I HAVE BEEN TO THE CEMETERY MANY TIMES BUT NOT VIA THE BEACH.


I DID SOME RESEARCH INTO CAPTAIN LAWRENCE A NUMBER OF YEARS AGO AND MADE CONTACT WITH HIS DESENDANTS WHO HAD CONTINUED THE MARITIME TRADITION.
THE LAST TWO LINES STATE
"AND THERE SHALL BE NO MORE SEA."
R.I.P. CAPTAIN.


A STONE SEEN AS YOU LEAVE THE CEMETERY FOR THE BEACH.

THE WAY BACK.

STEETLEY PIER WITH A SECTION REMOVED,POSSIBLY TO STOP FISHERMEN USING IT?

AS USUAL HE KNOWS WHEN WE START TO HEAD BACK... IT'S A DRAG.

THE VIEW SOUTH.

"CAN'T WE STAY?"

IN THE DISTANCE A YACHT MAKING USE OF THE STRONG WIND.

 


THE FINDS.


BEACH BUOY.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

BLUE LAGOON. 16 AUG. 2014.

WE DROVE TO THE NOTRH GARE CAR PARK ... HE WAS KEEN TO BE OUT.

BEACH TO OURSELVES

OVERCAST AND VERY WINDY!

THE STRONG WIND WHIPPED THE TOP OFF THE WAVES.

NORTH SIDE OF THE NORTH GARE LOOKING TOWARDS SEATON CAREW.

THIRSTY WORK

TONIGHTS FINDS

BEACH BUOY.

SEAHAM CAMERA MALFUNCTION 16 AUG. 2014

ONE OF THE DOWNSIDES OF TAKING A CAMERA TO THE BEACH IS THE SAND.
SAND GETTING INTO THE CAMERA TO BE MORE TO THE POINT.
WHEN I WAS AT SEAHAM THE CAMERA WAS HAVING ZOOM PROBLEMS DUE TO SAND GETTING INTO THE WORKINGS
SO ALL I CAN SHOW IS MY FINDS FOR THE DAY.

A HEART OF STONE .......

BEACH BUOY.

Friday, 15 August 2014

BLUE LAGOON 14-08-14.

THE LAGOON.

LOTS OF DRIFT WOOD WASHED BY THE RECENT HIGH TIDES AND STRONG WINDS.


A HAPPY DOG!


TODAYS FINDS

BEACH BUOY.

MIDDLETON 14-08-14.

THIS OLD FACTORY STANDS ABOVE MIDDLETON BEACH.
I MADE AND FITTED THE LADDER AND CAGE AROUND IT 38 YEARS AGO !

LOOKING SOUTH.

LOOKING NORTH

LOTS OF FLAT GLASS ON THIS BEACH.

LOTS  OF BRICKS TOO, FROM ILL FATED SEA DEFENCE PLANS IN THE 1970'S

HARTLEPOOL LIFE BOAT IS BASED AT MIDDLETON.

IT WAS ONLY A DASH ALONG BEACH,
I PICKED UP THE ITEMS ABOVE.


BEACH BUOY.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

BLUE LAGOON 12 08 14

IT WAS A LATE AFTERNOON AND VERY WINDY WALK.

 A NUMBER OF DAYS OF STRONG WINDS HAD TAKEN AWAY A LOT OF SAND.


WE  (THE DOG AND I) SAT FOR A WHILE AND A SAW A SALMON JUMPING UP RIVER.

THE TIDE HAD COME IN AND THIS WAS OUR ROUTE BACK.

HE TOOK A BREATHER.

THE TIDE CONTINUED TO COME IN.

TODAY'S FINDS



BEACH BUOY..................

Saturday, 9 August 2014

DRIFTWOOD AT BLUE LAGOON.

I LIKED THE WAY THE CLOUDS RAN AT AN ANGLE TO THE PATH.




A BIT TOO BIG TO GET IT HOME.


HE MAKES HIMSELF COMFORTABLE WHILST I SEARCH.

THE RIVER MOUTH.

TODAY'S FINDS.
I AM COLLECTING SOME ITEMS FOR ONE OF MY DAUGHTERS.
SHE WANTS A BEACH THEME GARDEN.
I HAVE "BORROWED" TODAY'S NET FOR NOW.

BEACH BUOY.

Friday, 8 August 2014

SHED

NOW FIXED TO SHED WALL ... WITH BEACH FOUND CHAIN.
ALSO BELOW ..... IN BLACK AND WHITE.


THEY LOOK LIKE CREATURES OF THE DEEP TO ME
ALSO BELOW IN BLACK AND WHITE






BEACH BOUY.