Spion Kop

Six word Saturday

Spinning and spinning and spinning around…

There’s always Liquid to be found when you live on the coast, but it’s not every day you find a jet ski showing off inside the lock gates.

This view is a constant, though… so long as the sky is blue!  Wishing you a happy day, whether you spend it watching Harry and Meg, outstanding tennis, the FA Cup final or none of those.  The one thing you must do is share Six Words with Debbie.

Weekly Photo Challenge : A Day in my Life

Start the day with a sparkle

Start the day with a sparkle

I love pink grapefruit!  Followed by coffee and toast.

Coffee and non edible books

Coffee and non edible books

That reminds me- I must start my Polish lessons (again!).  It’s less than 4 weeks till my next visit.

This being a Saturday, (I know! I know, I’m seriously late posting and should just scrape the deadline) it’s time to scoot across the park to my zumba class.  No photos, to protect the innocent, but we do have fun.  Grab any food shopping we need in town and bus back home as the legs are tired.  Make a panini for Mick, cooked breakfast for James and collapse with my laptop, quiche and salad.

Often I will spend the afternoon online while the lads watch sports, but this Saturday is the first truly sunny day in months!  “Do you fancy a walk?” I ask Mick, cautiously.  And then we’re bundled up against the cold and striding along the beach.  It’s so exhilerating, I forget tiredness.

The beach at Hartlepool Headland- almost empty this lovely day

The beach at Hartlepool Headland- almost empty this lovely day

Part of our industrial heritage

Part of our industrial heritage

Somebody's been this way!

Somebody’s been this way!

And beyond!

And beyond!

Getting nearer

Getting nearer

Heading for the gap

Heading for the gap

The pier has rotted away

The pier has rotted away

Consumed by the sea

Consumed by the sea

Beautiful in its ugliness

Beautiful in its ugliness

I love this prehistoric  monster

I love this prehistoric monster

Straight down the barrel

Straight down the barrel

And out the other side

And out the other side

Looking back

Looking back

And into the dunes

And into the dunes

It’s a scramble up to the top.  Still with me?  The pipes belonged to Steetley Magnesite, a magnesium producing company, but the site has been derelict for some time.  The chimney, which could be seen for miles up and down the coast, has recently been demolished and new homes are to be built there.

It’s not a part of town I often visit but there is a very interesting old cemetery too.  Spion Kop Cemetery dates back to 1856, and is formed from a combination of sand dunes and ships ballast, providing a rare natural habitat.

The derelict site

The derelict site

The nature reserve

The nature reserve

Spion Kop Cemetery

Spion Kop Cemetery

Jewish headstones and a wealth of local history

Jewish headstones and a wealth of local history

The town's symbol on the gate

The town’s symbol on the gate

And back along the top of the dunes

And back along the top of the dunes

Pleasantly exhausted!  You too?

Home for a cuppa, put the feet up, and after an interval, make spag bol for tea.  Too tired to take any more photographs.  Glass or two of well deserved red to end the day.  Thanks for your company.

This is my almost late entry for The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge.  Click the link to share lots of daily lives.