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Saturday Sanddancer scene No 19

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Port Campbell National Park, Australia

Port Campbell National Park

This is my latest choice from pictures submitted by the members of Curly’s Corner Shop Message Board, South Shields busiest internet forum now with over 200,000 posts!

The picture was taken by Andrew Wiltshire who lives in Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia and it shows a coastal view from the Port Campbell National Park coastal area fairly close to the famous Twelve Apostles along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. I liked it largely because this area of Australian coastline is so much like Marsden in South Shields and even the name of the road resonates with Sanddancers around the world.

Andrew’s picture was taken with his Nikon D40 shooting at 1/250 second, f8, and iso 200

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January 16, 2010 at 12:01 am

Saturday Sanddancer Scene #17

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Dawn at Seaburn

This week’s well deserved pick from those submitted by the members of Curly’s Corner Shop Message Board is this wonderful early morning shot taken just down the road from South Shields. It was taken by South Shields Man Brian Riley, and I think it’s a wonderful local shot to show the world.

Camera info: NIkon D90, 18mm lens, 1/30 second, f16, iso 100

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November 21, 2009 at 10:25 am

Sailing away

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South Shields harbour

South Shields harbour

A bit like this photoblog really, sailing off across a new horizon, tomorrow sees us looking for greener pastures, if you want to come along for the journey you can join me at South Shields Daily Pictures which already has a reasonable following.

You will find it has the familiar look and feel of a regular photoblog, starting with the current day’s picture and navigation that will take you backwards to the previous day, or to the archive where you can see thumbnails of all the pictures posted, or forwards to the next day. Commenting is just as easy using an email address (which is never seen or published), and your name or pseudonym. That’s it, nice and simple, hope to see you there after the last regular posting here tomorrow.

This blog will be left in place to allow folks to make a journey through South Shields life and to leave their comments, I will be making some irregular postings in the future so it is worth checking now and then, but certainly not on a daily basis after posting 1,130 images so far. Thanks for your support over these past three years and may I look forward to seeing you all in the new place.

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August 30, 2009 at 12:01 am

Sunshine and sand

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Sandhaven Beach, South Shields

The perfect combination

A family day out on Sandhaven Beach, South Shields, yesterday. The weather was a massive improvement!

The two guys in yellow and red are volunteer life guards.

Picture taken at Trow Rocks.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 82 mm lens, /1500 second, f5.6, iso 200

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July 3, 2009 at 12:01 am

A view from a cave

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Marsden Bay, South Shields

Marsden Bay

There are quite a few small caves to explore down on the beach under the cliffs at Marsden Bay, South Shields, although the exercise should be undertaken with extreme caution. Never venture there when the tide is incoming, and keep your eyes open for fresh looking rock falls, a sure sign that the cliff above you is precariously loose. In the distance you can see Marsden Rock and the light of Souter just poking above the cliff line.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 28 mm lens, 1/2000 second, f6.7, iso 200

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June 26, 2009 at 12:01 am

Tacking under a beacon

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south shields harbour

South Shields harbour

Members of the South Shields Sailing Club enjoy yesterday’s fine warm weather and gentle breeze by taking to the River Tyne’s harbour for an afternoon of tacking the wind and racing against each other.

On the right is our coastal beacon on The Lawe, a symbolic piece recalling the days when the Sovereign would order that beacons be lit around the UK to signal good news. The last time that I can remember a fire being lit in it’s basket was on the occasion of Her Majesty the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1978, there is another a few miles down the coast at Whitburn.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 50 mm lens, 1/500 second, f9.5, iso 200

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June 22, 2009 at 12:01 am

Access to beach

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Marsden beach, South Shields

Marsden Beach

Sign at the bottom of the steps leading to Marsden Beach, South Shields near Velvet Beds.

As you can see, on some occasions and with some high tides, the beach below the cliffs is not accessible at all (unless you have the personal attributes of Spiderman), there have been many rescues by coastguards and the RNLI of people who have taken the risk of getting on to the beach here and then cut off below the cliff face by the rising tide – beware, it’s a dangerous place!

It is also a very beautiful bay when the tide is out, and very popular with the beachside bar built into the caves (Marsden Grotto)

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 82 mm lens, 1/2000 second, f6.7, iso 200

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June 17, 2009 at 12:01 am

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