Wednesday, 1 March 2017

A few pics of Newcastle

Hello from sunny Newcastle, well it was sunny this afternoon, now it's dark and I'm in a nice hotel room, watching Coronation Street. I don't know half the characters on it, haven't seen it for a few years. Oh, just a minute, there's Ken Barlow, he's still soldiering on. Blimey, Amy has just walked in, she's grown up a bit. Not a lot on tonight, might as well switch it off. 
Guess who managed to get on the wrong train, ha ha. Should have been one change at Doncaster, I checked the board and got on the Newcastle train on platform 8. Man checked my ticket, I should have got on the train ten minutes earlier on platform 4. I had to get off at York and get on the Inverness train on platform 9, which was stopping at Newcastle. Luckily the man on that train didn't check my ticket so I didn't have to buy another one. I won't have the same problem going back, all I have to do is put one foot in front of the other and follow the dotted lines on the map. 
I dropped my bag at the hotel and went for a bimble while there was still a bit of daylight left. I took a few snaps, some of it I have seen before. 


I had a walk through the shopping area and bought some food for a picnic in my room. 



This looks really nice with the lights on.


6 o clock and it's getting dark.

My cat sitter has sent me a text, pussies are in, they've eaten, and Heidi has had her tablet. It's nice that she keeps me informed.

There is a bath in here, so I'm going to have a soak, I have a hard task ahead of me. Thank you for sending in your walking miles, keep them coming. Some of you seem to think you are not doing as much as you should. Don't be disheartened, it isn't a race, we are not in competition with each other. As long as you are doing some walking, it's better than none.

Thanks for popping in, I'm on the move and I'll keep updating WiFi permitting.
Toodle pip

21 comments:

  1. Nice photos. Hope the weather holds. I will be following you in spirit. Take care Ilona and be safe.

    Sandy

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  2. Have a great time Ilona you certainly deserve it.Free as a bird to do whatever you fancy x

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  3. Great photos , not that far from me in Guisborough, south of Middlesbrough.
    Enjoy your break !

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  4. I've seen Newcastle on television a few programs set there and it seems a pretty place, but know nothing about it. Good luck with your walking adventure.

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  5. Wonderful Pictures Ilona. I was really impressed with Newcastle when I did the great North Run.
    Wishing you a happy adventure. You are so very inspiring.
    Jacquie x

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  6. Watch out for Vera's Rover. R/Tim

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  7. Lovely photos. Enjoy yourself.

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  8. I have never been to Newcastle and although I am familiar with the photographs of the bridge, can you please enlighten me as to what is the large glass undulating dome which appears to have buildings inside?

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    1. It's The Sage, a music centre, entertainment venue, concerts etc. Auditoriums, shops, eateries, inside.

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  9. Lovely photos, I have never been to Newcastle but it certainly looks an interesting place. Enjoy yourself.

    Love
    Hazel c uk

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  10. Have a wonderful adventure - enjoyed your photo's.

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  11. The photos are lovely. Hope youa re having a great time there.

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  12. Thank you for your reply to my question about the glass building which I now know is the Sage. Lovely photographs. Enjoy your journey, what a lovely experience. Jean.

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  13. Have a great time. Hope you get decent weather. Karen

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  14. As always, I love your photo's. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  15. Ah pics of the quayside! I live about 8 miles from Newcastle and yes it is lovely. Lots of history and the coastline here is stunning. As I believe it is all along the East coast. The Geordie people are amongst the friendliest you'd meet anywhere. Enjoy your walk Ilona. x

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  16. The dome in pic 6 is part of a local restaurant, went there with family and they served my dessert on a trowel, the loos looked like garden sheds.

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  17. Wow! What an interesting city. Amazing old majestic buildings Thanks for sharing. You are quite the brilliant photographer. Enjoy your trip. Cheers Jo
    P.S. Anyone can get on the wrong train! Have done it myself..... in Melbourne Australia...got on an express (by mistake) that did not stop for a very only time!!!!!

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  18. Glad you are having a good time in Newcastle. We are going there in the near future ourselves. There is a Premier Inn right on the waterfront so we are looking at that . Stayed in Premier inns in Leeds and Lincoln. So we know what they are like. The pics are lovely, making me more interested now !

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  19. yorkshire lass3 March 2017 at 19:51

    Great photos, it's like you are taking us with you but we don't get the aching legs or the luxury bath! I am always amazed how they built such fantastic structures and metal work in the industrial revolution. We have a proud history that made us a bit different from a lot of places at that time.

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