Friday, 1 March 2013

Tyne shipping

These ports are active at the moment: Tyne, North Sheilds, Seaham, Sunderland, Hartlepool, Blyth, Teesport, with lots of shipping such as
we saw off the coast when our meditation group went for our half day retreat. After we had lunch (everyone brought food and soft drinks to share) we took our Group Monk to the Rendezvous Cafe in Whitley Bay. Our route
mapped here
meandered through the lovely suburb between West Monkseaton and Whitley Bay, giving us time to look at the gardens and houses.
On the seafront you can see ships in the distance. The more you look the more you see.
There is a lot more shipping going in and out than a lot of people are aware. Trawlers, container ships and passenger ships bound for Northern Europe.
I found a few links to the most interesting sites.

seaham harbour in county durham, large goods port

cable maker DuCo's own port on the Tyne in in Walker

ONG a large fabricator on the Tyne with its own dock in Wallsend

webcams and live map showing all ships around Tyne, also Blyth area

The large crane on the Tyne at Walker which supports these ships was discussed in this page from the BBC.

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