East Durham Cam

Photographs from East Durham and the surrounding areas

Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8800 and Panasonic FZ50 from December 2007)

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Wharton Park, Durham Saturday 26 January 2008

A closer look at the cathedral

The viewing platform overlooking the railway station and most of the city

The Headland, Hartlepool Saturday 12 January 2008, about 3.30pm

Thou shalt have a fishy....

Sea views

The port entrance

New Year's Eve 2007 (and new camera - Panasonic FZ50)

by the right.......

and a cropped image of the second from top left bird, not sure why it's ringed??

Last week, one of what seems like dozens of blackbirds that now frequent my garden waiting for food, on the first day this year to have the lightest of snow coverings (for the Peterlee area that is).

Sunday 30 September 2007

The 27th Great North Run

"Our" Paula

and a few of the masses!

Nearly there!

The Red Arrows putting on a display above the finish


Saturday 29 September 2007

Making waves at the Headland in Hartlepool


... with commanding sea views

Tuesday 25 September 2007

The marina at Sunderland

One of the day's catch being filleted!

Cormorant sculpted from stainless steel

The bandstand in Roker Park

The waterfalls off the path leading down to the coast

The "parky's house"  now an office


One of the two miniature steam railway tracks in the park

Not a lot of colour around this time of year

Sunday 16 September 2007

The Ged Traynor Memorial Walk - Castle Eden Dene Lodge to the coast, south to Crimdon dene and returning to the Dene Lodge via the Haswell to Hart Walkway (around 12 miles). Ged was an employee of Easington District Council and one of those killed in the Southall rail crash in September 1997 while on council business. Family and friends have taken part in a memorial walk each year since then. Way markers cast in bronze mark out the first "contemplative" mile of the walk through Castle Eden Dene.





Castle Eden dene mouth

Horden Viaduct

The view north past Horden and Easington beaches with Beacon Hill to the right of the photograph



St James Church, Castle Eden

Monday 9 July 2007

High tide and flat calm at Teesbay


Sunday 17 June 2007

Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge - 3...2...1 bungeeeeeee!

Butterflies and flowers at South Gare

Unusual driftwood


Saturday 2 June 2007

Singing his heart out in a conifer in my garden. If it is his partner she seems unimpressed.

and a bit of courtship between these two

Saturday 26 May 2007 at the Headland in Hartlepool, cool and very blustery

Two lads doing some wave dodging (unsuccessfully on a couple of occasions!)


Rust in peace!

Saturday 7 April 2007, unusually good weather for a bank holiday weekend! Seaton Carew and Teesbay

The North Gare locals have spotted some competition!

and here they are

some are faster...

...than others

Cooling off time (the coal staithes in the background where coal is unloaded for the nearby steel works)

If you've never visited Teesbay...

...and you like beaches

Sunday 1 April 2007, Derwent Reservoir

All the fours...

Before I disturbed them with the camera.... awwww

A clear day but still quite cool

and still clear skies as the sun started to set

Peace and quiet

Friday 9 March 2007, Dawdon Blast Beach, near Seaham

Decades of colliery shale and spoil steadily being eroded away




Looking north through one of the caves

Looking south towards the Hawthorn stretch of the coast

New houses and apartments on the site of the former Seaham Police Station which has also been converted to housing

Saturday 3 February 2007, a crisp clear sunny winter's day

A walk from Hartlepool Marina to Seal Sands

Digging for fish bait in the harbour

The Yacht Club

Heading south to Seaton Carew

Full steam ahead at Corus Steelworks across the River Tees viewed from Teesbay near the Seaton Carew golf course

The Acergy Falcon pipelaying ship leaving the Tees

Some locals enjoying a paddle near the power station

From Teesbay looking west

The "ghost ships" still moored awaiting their fate

The transporter bridge around 5pm

Saturday 27 January 2007, sunny and breezy down at the Headland in Hartlepool

From the pier looking towards Teesside

The tide was just starting to go out but still some spectacular waves

A beach-level view


The information plaque for the cannon above

and the now restored plaque seen in an earlier photograph

The infamous Hartlepool monkey more

Sunday 7 January 2007, overcast and changeable at Seaton Carew

Sea coalers with plenty of spoils today!

Saturday 25 November 2006  in Durham

Durham Cathedral seen from Wharton Park, the roof of the railway station in the foreground

From the bottom of the path leading up to the park

In the grounds of the DLI Museum and Art Gallery

The DLI Museum near Durham County Hall

A pic from my visit to the Lakes the other week, near the Sun Inn in Coniston - what a poser!

Sunday 12 November 2006 at the Headland, Hartlepool

just after the remembrance service had ended


and on the wall of the cenotaph park. Lest we forget!

a plaque next to the Heugh Gun Battery commemorating the bombardment of the Headland by the German Navy in 1914

Quite rough seas today, although not as rough as the picture suggests!


Looking back to the Headland from the pier


By mid afternoon the wind had died away and the marina was flat calm


A ride across to Coniston in the lake district - Wednesday 1 November 2006, a crisp clear day (apologies to lakelandcam.com lovers for my lack of local knowledge, all I know is that the whole area is spectacular and the colours at this time of year especially are superb!)

Looking down on Coniston village


A view of the lake taken from near Brantwood House

Whitby, Sunday 29 October 2006

Captain Cook memorial service taking place

The Whitby Pilot's boat and a view towards the abbey

The Bark Endeavour bringing some visitors back from a short trip out to sea

Some late late season donkey rides going on


A night shot before travelling back home

Saltburn in Cleveland Sunday 22 October 2006

Looking down from the funicular railway paybooth

Plenty surfers out today

making it look easy...


The hairpin bends winding down to the beach




Autumn colours appearing in Ward Jackson Park in Hartlepool Saturday 21 October 2006


The fountain out of action until next spring presumably

and the clock tower at the main entrance

Hartlepool Marina on a sunny Saturday morning 14 October 2006

Near the fish quay on the River Wear at Sunderland, with the Wearmouth Bridge in the background

One of the boats being lifted out for maintenance

Great North Run, Sunday 1 October 2006 - approaching the sea front near Marsden about 1 mile to go!

Determined to finish

The Marsden Grotto Pub set back into the cliff and reached by lift from the car park above

Slightly blurred shot of the Red Arrows doing a display as the race finished


The Souter Lighthouse and (large) fog horn

Down at North Gare near Seaton Carew
Sunrise at Crimdon
Penshaw Monument just off the A19 near Sunderland
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