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Sandhaven Beach, South Shields

Sailboarding on Sandhaven

Yesterday was one of those really nice days, warm sunshine, clear blue skies, and a gentle breeze, just right for the beach. So I took a walk along Sandhaven Beach in South Shields late in the afternoon and was surprised at how many people were still there lying back, soaking up the sun, building sand castles, or queueing for ice creams. There were quite a few enjoying their sports out on the chilly waters of the North Sea too, with surf boards, sand yachts, and kite boards, it all looked a bit challenging but great fun!

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 450 mm lens, 1/1000 second, f8, iso 200


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Written by curly

May 30, 2009 at 12:01 am

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  1. How I just wish, sometimes like now, I was 40 years younger.

    Overdraft person.

    mrs K

    May 30, 2009 at 12:45 am

  2. hello mr curly!
    im writing to ask you to take some photos of the artwork located in jarrow near the pedestrian tunnel where the new tyne crossing is being built. It’s several large spray paintings with a theme of ‘jarrow’, i think they are fantastic. Since you’re a pro photo guy with an interest in the local area, this would make some great photos. check them out you’ll see!
    yours is great blog, i come on here often to check out the photo’s of ’round here. nice one!
    rob, jarrow


    May 30, 2009 at 12:48 am

    • Yes, I’ll make time to get up to Jarrow next week.


      May 30, 2009 at 6:29 pm

  3. A great photo! I am partial to this sport; they look like giant butterflys from a distance. While vacationing in Hawaii one time, I spent lots of time watching scores of these young athletes, and would have stayed much longer if my restless family had not wanted to move on.


    May 30, 2009 at 1:17 am

  4. excellent photo and thanks for sharing the stats on how you took it.

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