Pt-7 This is my final blog from my Northeast tour 19, and a good trip was had by all.
Early doors was the name of the game with pack up and out of the digs by 10-00am, with one more last look at the sea front before making the long drive home, then a thought of a 240 mile trip home, the earlier we start then we could stop off at different places on the way home. Sat nav plugged in and away we go, once we reached the A-1 it was a straight road home, a mixture of duel carriage way and motorway all the way, so boring and long. So we decided to make our first port of call to the Angel Of the North which is only just of the motorway at Gateshead, as we were in the area, been rude not to, would be a shame not to have a peak.
The Angel of the North is a contemporary sculpture, designed by Antony Gormley, It is a Steel Sculpture of an angel and was completed in 1998. It stands on a hill at Low Eighton in Lamesley parish overlooking the A-1 and A-167 roads and is a popular destination for locals and tourist alike. Once we pulled off the A-1 it was a quick look round to take some images of this iconic piece of work and design.
As a photographer you can spend a few hours admiring this statue, as I haven’t got the time so it was a quick visit before pressing on with our journey back south, glad I stopped it was so nice to see this piece of work. On with the long drag home, we travelled for about an hour before stopping off for a break then it was the final leg of the journey, not a good one as the weather was terrible for traveling, so we decide to carry on and not stop, saying that I still manage to take a few images of the traffic in front of me, dodging the windscreen wipers, got some success, as with the Canon G-7x the slight delay in shutter lag meant it was more luck then judgement, by the way I was not driving at the same time, good job I wasn’t as a convoy of the local constabulary was riding along our side.
Arrived home safely, the car did us proud and we had a great time, I for one next time might go by train and make it a weekend,as public transport in the Newcastle area is frequent and at a reasonable rate.