Pt 3 After leaving Durham it was the short journey to our temporary home base for the rest of our tour, Whitley Bay.
Whitley Bay is a seaside town on the north east coast of England. Historically in Northumberland, 8 miles west of Newcastle Upon Tyne, it is administered as part of North Tyneside in Tyne And Wear, once we arrived it was kettle on and relax for the rest of the day.
Once up the next morning it was breakfast and a trip to the local town centre to get our bearings and it wasn’t long before we managed to find our way round, as most people were happy to give us directions.
The weather forecast was cloudy with rolling mist coming in off the north sea, so photography had its challenges, I like a challenge. Once we had a look around the town, which I found in places a bit run down, saying that it is like it anywhere you go. As the day went on the mist came rolling in from the sea and gave a eerie feeling to the place which I found great from a photographic point. Armed with my pocket size Canon G-7x I was off and away taking some misty type images for this blog. and it wasn’t long before the mist was getting thicker which added more drama to the situation. We stopped half way along the promenade to take in a coffee or two at the one of two cafes on route. So it was the journey back to the car and take in a few more images on route before heading off to the Lighthouse on the edge of town, which happened to be next to the site I was staying on. I will do a separate blog on this soon, as I feel it is worth doing this on its own.
As this town was our base for the 4 days we were there we did adventure out to the centre during our time at Whitley, I must say it has a nice feel to the place, the locals were kind and helpful, as a seaside destination I’m not sure there is enough to do here for families, apart from the local campsite on the edge of town, saying that it is a great place for a walk along the front and tourist there seems very little, maybe its just coming to the end of the season.