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Looked it up and one of my girls used to live just down the road in Pegswood.
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The key in my book is taking the time to stop off. Pull the car over get out and open your eyes.
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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 25 Aug 2023, 22:52 The key in my book is taking the time to stop off. Pull the car over get out and open your eyes.

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Simple pleasures and a place never been to before
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1953 to mark her Coronation
Its just about surviving but the bench next to it was more comfortable for the flask to be brought out, and had an unrestricted view over this, Tyne Valley looking down on Corbridge.
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Yesterday I watched Villages by the sea very interesting series, which covered Alnmouth in Northumberland.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0010ccl

Inspired me to go and see the village from a viewpoint I have never visited before. The south side of the current course of the river up by the cross on the hill. A large area of low lying marsh and channels makes a direct route to the hill impossible so big detour round the edge of it behind the dunes is necessary.

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Corbridge in December

A pictorial tour
View from a bridge
View from a bridge
A Volvo a market place and a church
A Volvo a market place and a church
An Audi and St Andrews in colour
An Audi and St Andrews in colour
An Audi and St Andrews in charcoal
An Audi and St Andrews in charcoal
An Audi and St Andrews in coloured chalk
An Audi and St Andrews in coloured chalk
A passing yellow Fiat
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Should you be in the vicinity of the Haynes Motor Museum and need a refreshing break I can recommend the local: :-D
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If you find yourself in Maldon give The Swan a try, excellent in every way: :-D
The Swan in Maldon High Street
The Swan in Maldon High Street
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Country parks, and well done to the organisations who look after them, this one is an oasis often returned to...

Why? Its different every time...today yes on eclipse day elsewhere, the sun was a thing of beauty in the sky and "under the water" caught my eye and clicked my shutter...


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Just a small amount of playing back at the ranch...

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Has anyone been here who can report first hand :?:

Website: https://www.helimuseum.com/index.html

This appeared on "The Restoration Workshop" on UKTV Play (link) , a decent watch in itself. Looks an interesting place to visit and plenty photo opportunities. Personally I would gravitate towards the scrap collection of helicopters for my shutter clicks :-D

Here's one exhibit which caught my eye for its unusuality
Liteco/Intora Atlas Firebird
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These helicopter projects stem from 1950's technology around the use of hydrogen peroxide H2O2 fuelled rocket engines, installed at the tips of the rotor blades to drive the rotor system, using super-heated steam.
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In answer to your question, Neil, my response is 'no'..... but having looked at their website I may have to make a visit one day.
I did note in their blurb that one of their helicopters has a link to Tintin !
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Nice simple control tower too to inspire garden shed homages :-D
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bobins wrote: 17 Apr 2024, 10:09 I did note in their blurb that one of their helicopters has a link to Tintin !
Bit of info dolloped on the Trivia Investigation thread here... :-D
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Drurridge Bay, first time at the top end-Hadston Scars.

Never visit a nice place to stop off at with your eyes metaphorically closed.

How many walkers, runners, players on the sand, the dunes, and at the waters edge notice these little joyful birds running towards and away from the waves as they gently lap the shore.

One of the most joyful sites on planet earth....The Sanderlings.

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