And out again


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Barge and tug

Barge CS1 with tug Multratug 20 inbound to Shepherd’s

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Normand Maximus

Newly built Normand Maximus inward just after dawn and one at night

Photos by Richard Athey, Kevin Blair and the night one’s mine.

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Atlantic Tonjer

Off shore supply vessel Atlantic Tonjer heading to A&P Tyne and a lifeboat from South Shields Marine Training School

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HMS Blyth

Mine countermeasures vessel, M111 – HMS Blyth on visit to Newcastle

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Morning pair

One of the three ships that have been ‘lying-off’, Zarechensk, coming in for supplies, and Offshore Supply Vessel, Greatship Manisha inward to A&P.

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Now you see it ……

It doesn’t seem long since I had a drive up the river, but things have come and gone since I last did that.

New to me was the excavated Roman Bath House below what was the Ship Inn at Wallsend

Then the badly faded Mural opposite Segadunum that I had never noticed before.

The demolition of Wincomblee Workshops

But at least Dock No. 4 of Wallsend Dry Docks has found a new use; this time building ‘gravity foundations for 5 of 15 test wind turbines to be built off Blyth.


I must have mentioned the disappearance of the three rows of terrace houses between Wallsend Dry Docks and The Neptune Yard, but just in case here they are – gone.

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