A sudden fear that the year was passing me by without my getting out and enjoying it has brought about a bit of a flurry of short walks and trips. All the well worn sayings about when to make hay sprang to mind, so today I jumped on the metro to the coast to do a local-ish walk from Cullercoats to Tynemouth, so here are some sunny days captured to hoard for those dark days of winter.
This short linear 2.5 mile / 4 km walk was from Cullercoats lifeboat station on the North East coast past Tynemouth Castle to Front Street at Tynemouth near the mouth of the River Tyne and the port of North Shields. The beginning and end of the walk were near to stations on the Newcastle metro system. It was awash with plenty of cafes and restaurants along the route for refreshments, and the weekend market at Tynemouth station was in full flow. A flag system even indicated that swimming was permitted there today which is not a very common occurrence.