South Shields Daily Photo

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Easter weather

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Littlehaven beach, South Shields

Watch out, the North Sea’s about!

In any normal year Easter would occur a little later than this, spring would be here, the weather would be brighter and warmer, and this beach would be full of people. The Easter weekend normally marks the beginning of our summer “season” when we can expect thousands of tourists and visitors, with many of them aiming for the funfair (just below that little ray of sunshine).

Unfortunately South Shields hasn’t been so lucky this time around, yesterday it was still very wintery with a northerly wind, showers of hailstones, dark skies and squally showers. The tide was high and the North sea was breaking over on to the promenade, not quite the sort of day for taking the children for a walk along Littlehaven Beach!

This picture actually shows the calm within the harbour!

Camera details; Pentax K100D, 28mm lens, 1/350 second, f6.7, iso 200



Written by curly

March 23, 2008 at 12:01 am

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  1. Excellent photo. The size of the wave is just wow


    March 23, 2008 at 1:26 am

  2. Weather seems a bit out of step in many parts of our world. Hoping that will change for the better, though I’m really not holding my breath. Happy Easter … and stay warm and dry -:)


    March 23, 2008 at 6:55 am

  3. you caught every thing in that pic Curly ,,the sky,waves the lot..brilliant..


    March 23, 2008 at 12:58 pm

  4. Lovely photo but looks very dangerous
    Have the waves ever come over top of the railings..
    Hope you all had a lovely easter and the weather got a bit better gor you.


    March 23, 2008 at 1:52 pm

  5. Kitten, the waves often break over the top on big tides, the car parks are often flooded!


    March 23, 2008 at 6:21 pm

  6. Now that is a dark and heavy cloud. No ceiling as they say. Still it is very beautiful. MB


    March 23, 2008 at 8:31 pm

  7. Ah ! That’s one is the weather I love (I know, I know I’m a bit unusual)

    Fabrizio - ikol22

    March 25, 2008 at 11:27 pm

  8. I love days like these!


    March 26, 2008 at 6:31 pm

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