Pt-6 This is my final full day in the north east, stayed local and visited Blyth.
Blyth is a town and civil parish in southeast Northumberland, it lies on the coast, to the south of the river Blyth and is about 12 miles northeast of Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Up early for the short journey along the coast to see what Blyth has on offer, they say first impressions count and one thing I did notice was the parking was free and once again the people of Blyth were very helpful.
As we were ambling around the shops I notice a lot of empty premises some of which have seen better days, maybe its the affect of principle industries going into decline, saying that there is a much needed regeneration programme going on in the area. After having a walk around the town itself we then proceeded to the port area to take in one or two images for this blog, again parking was free. after a short walk to take in what was available, it was time to reminisce with a local gent who happened to know the history of the port and its thriving industry, those days have long gone. I did notice before we left the port area a piece of modern architecture had been commissioned and erected to mark the ports history, strange piece of art to say the least.
Once done it was the short drive to the sea front for a well deserved coffee and a short stroll along the front taking in a few images on route, one thing I did notice was beach huts, I do like a good beach hut, its the colours that attracts, it was a shame the huts were all alike, they were nothing like the beach huts in Norfolk/Suffolk, better then nothing. the coast line was quiet on the day we visited but nevertheless it was a nice stroll along the front.
That’s it our visit to Blyth, it was a mixed affair, then we travelled the short distance back to base via a small fishing village at Seaton Sluice to take in a few fishing boats for the collection. We had a great time in the Northeast, for me it was the friendliest area I have visited in a long while, and there is plenty to see and do, not just for the photography but the surrounding area, I for one will return some day to discover more of the Northeast has to offer.