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UK Journal Day 21 (Travel Diary Day 59)


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I spent the afternoon and evening looking for a tree – not just any tree of course. It’s of huge historical significance to Kevin Costner.


The last two days I’ve been exploring the North East. There are so many places that I had never visited before. In fact, there are a load of amazing spots that I’d never even heard of.


How is it possible to live here for 27 years and to not be even slightly familiar with some of these places? Until today I’d never even seen Hadrian’s Wall. I live in a place called Wallsend, which is literally where the wall ends. How can I not have seen this hugely significant structure? This the Roman’s version of the Great wall of China.


Why is it that having a camera has brought me closer to my native region? I should have seen these things years ago.


Today’s Picture – the poles on Blyth beach


Blyth beach is a new place to me. In fairness, most people avoid Blyth in general because it’s not famous for being pretty, or even friendly. Yet the beach has some wonderful features. The pier is an HDR photographer’s dream. I can’t wait to post it. But today it’s some poles sticking out of the ground, and tomorrow may be that famous tree.

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Taken on September 11, 2012