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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Northumberland » Blyth April 27th 2019

I stand on foreshore and survey South Beach. Miami, you ask? A quick glance does not reveal any art deco splendour - or at least none that can see. I have left the Other Half behind today, which is possibly just as well because at this point she would be pointing out that in not much more travel time we could have nearly reached Florida. I am in South Beach, Blyth. A lesser known tourist hot spot on the travel circuit and one not known to usually boast tropical temperatures. I was exploiting the value of the North East Explorer bus ticket once again. A bit of luck had seen me in Newcastle in a shade over 2 hours and I now headed along the Coast Road towards Whitley Bay. The old Wills Tobacco Factory stands ... read more
Blyth Battery
Blyth Beach Huts
Ridley Park

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Northumberland » Blyth August 7th 2016

We wondered whether sleeping above a pub might mean a disturbed night’s sleep but how wrong we were. We arose fresh and ready to go chasing a spot somewhere between Hexham in the east and Carlisle in the west to watch the Flying Scotsman go by on its run from Leeds to Carlisle. First though we have another full English breakfast ahead of us. We could have gone for just some cereal but the knowledge that if we leave here with full stomachs we won’t need to stop anywhere for lunch and breakfast should get us through until dinnertime. We were downstairs just after the prescribed breakfast time of 8.30am and it was all that we expected and really it is pretty hard to resist black pudding for breakfast, well at least for me! We had ... read more
The Yorkshire Dales
Quarry on the Dales
Parade of farm tractors on the A6

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Northumberland » Blyth May 10th 2015

9thMay Hartlepool to Blyth – 31nm Happy Mother’s Day!! Good start to the trip, had dolphins for a while, then watched them fishing, jumping out and splashing the fish. Nice start. Had to motor to begin with until the wind filled in. Blyth not such an interesting marina so to speak, but an interesting clubhouse. It’s an old lightship. Been restored and floating, but not moving. Has bar and saloon, so very nice. Very tired by the time we got there, but there was a fundraising afternoon tea. WE paid our 5pounds each and enjoyed some nice English cakes etc. Met Paul – must have been in charge on the night or something and he was a wealth of information. Gave us some info on Caledonian canal and the trip up there. 10th May Blyth to ... read more
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