Industrial Challenger

Inbound to OTP

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Eemslift Ellen outbound in sleet

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Leaving Blyth

Dutch tug Dian Kingdom leaving Blyth in a choppy sea.

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Turbine bases under construction

The objects we saw coming into the river earlier are now part of five massive turbine bases under construction at the last dry dock of what was Wallsend Dry Docks.

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Blyth today

Extremely high spring tide making visiting¬†utility boat ‘Voe Earl’ easy to photograph.

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Missed a couple

The tug Fiery Cross on temporary loan to the river and BBC Coral inbound to Shepherd’s. Thanks to Kevin Blair again for the shots.

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Black Watch – An unexpected visitor

Fred Olsen’s cruise ship, Black Watch, was meant to be on a clockwise trip around Britain ending on Edinburgh for Hogmanay, until strong winds meant a change of direction and brought her instead to The Tyne. However on arrival, those same winds kept her offshore for most of Boxing Day, to finally arrive in the dark.



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