Adventures over at Tynemouth

I went on a little adventure one afternoon last week and visited the land across the water; Tynemouth! If it hadn’t been so foggy you’d be able to see Souter Lighthouse and the home of this Whitburn Whiskerer in the background as well!

British Heritage site

Tynemouth Priory

Tynemouth always seems like a proper day trip because of the time taken to cross the River Tyne and get there! It’s so silly when I can see it and it’s-just-over-there! But maybe because of this, the two sides of the river are so very different. Tynemouth is lovely and quiet compared to the bustle of our own South Shields – and I am a bit partial to a bit of bunting in a marketplace.

Flowery British Summertime

Tynemouth is full of independent shops, brilliant for present buying or for decorating the house. Let’s see… I bought some birthday presents for friends, a new baby present, some lovely handmade cards and some fudge. Then Mr Whiskers took hold of the purse strings before I could run off waving my hands above my head like an overexcited toddler. So! A quick drive along the coastline took us to Whitley Bay and time for some…

A risky business –  and they accepted cards too!!

Let’s be clear though. I only spent £1.00 and it lasted a pretty long time too. But who could resist the temptations of a Coronation Street branded penny machine! (Not me)

Dooooo… doo doo do-doo dooooooooo

We also shared a tray of chips and had a very short walk – before the icy winds of last week took their toll. Lovely warm weather today though! Typical. Next time we’re over in Tynemouth and Whitley Bay we’ll either attempt a round of crazy golf, visit the old toy museum or maybe say hello to the otters at the Sea Life centre. Who says you have to go far for a holiday?



(The Cat Whiskerer)

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