Summer Walk Report   6 - Tynemouth Pier & Mouth of the Tyne, 3rd July 2012.



The Mouth of the Tyne and Tynemouth Pier were the focus of attention this week as members of Morpeth Camera Club met for walk number six on the summer programme.
Completed in 1909 the current pier replaced an earlier pier of curved design that was breached by the sea in a violent storm in 1897.
The huge stone breakwater extends for over a thousand yards from the foot of the Priory cliffs out into the North Sea, protecting the northern flank of the River Tyne.
The broad promenade on the top of the structure made for easy walking towards the working lighthouse at the seaward end, where spectacular views of the coastline in each direction were possible.
Whilst at this location the " Nordic Ace " entered the port and members were in the perfect position to photograph this massive car carrying cargo ship passing between the piers.
Returning to the headland, rocks on the foreshore, the Sailing Club, Spanish Battery and the Collingwood Monument were also explored. A good night and an interesting location for a camera club walk. Thank you to all who attended.

Davy Bolam.