Tag Archives: South Shields

The fog on the Tyne was all mine…

Yes it was, once upon a time. And suddenly I am sixty years old… This is a shocking revelation for someone who still sees themselves as thirty-four and yet there is no way to sugarcoat it. I have pulled together … Continue reading

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My friend and the cruel sea…

One of the reasons I came to Liverpool was to visit the Maritime Museum. As you know, I love ships and come from a sea faring family. I used to watch the ships coming in and out of the Tyne, … Continue reading

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Tots Zien Sixhaven!

Finally it is April fools day and the mass exodus from Sixhaven Marina has begun. We ‘overwinterers’ are leaving en masse as the so-called summer season has started here in the Netherlands. This means a giant increase in fees and … Continue reading

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Icicles from Amsterdam!

I wish it could be tulips… but we’ve still got a few more months to endure before then! I knew that my return to ‘Free’ would be a harsh re-awakening, and sure enough, there were icicles inside. At least I … Continue reading

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