Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wednesday 29th June 2011 Seaham and the coast to the south

We fancied a run up past Middlesborough and took the inland route to the A19 then north till turning off on the A182 to Seaham.
Not exactly a thriving resort,but they are trying to do up the harbour and the seafront, this is the harbour
As can be seen here, they still have a lot to do!
We continued back down the coast through the various colliery villages and stopped at Seaton Carew, where this beach wouldn't win any awards!
This is sea coal, brought in by the tide, and still collected commercially for re use!
Our route took us to Middlesborough and we had hoped to cross the Tees on the Transporter Bridge, but it is closed, heres a mono print of it
We stopped in Redcar for a coffee and I spotted this strange vessel close in shore
It was quite late in the afternoon by the time we got back to the caravan, we had tea and a rest then i went down into Whitby for a walk to the end of the pier
On the way back I noticed the inshore Rescue Lifeboat was being launched
But they set off at such a leisurely pace that I think it must have been a training run.
The light was really good, so i did this Panorama to round off the day

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