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We met at the Quayside bar on what turned out to be a breezy, but mostly sunny day. The bar is opposite the Cooperage, one of the oldest buildings in Newcastle.
After a hearty breakfast we gathered on the Quayside to start our walk.
It was a lovely morning and enjoy the views as we walked along the Quayside out of Newcastle.
A short detour took us up to the new Wetherspoon’s in Byker where some of us had breakfast, or a refreshing drink.
Eventually we carried on walking dropping to St Peter’s Basin and the Marina where I noticed a sunken barge and an unusual office.
Not all has been lost though, as there were other activities that had sprung up along the river, most impressive was the construction of a new oil rig – on its side so as it could be floated out of the Tyne.
Final stop was at ‘The Albion’ a Victorian pub that had managed to survive the changes along the river. Most impressive inside was the wooden part of the bar, which can be seen in the interior photograph.
At last we could see North Shields and we made our way to have our evening meal and disperse for home. No ‘Fog on the Tyne’ today!