Start the day with a sparkle
I love pink grapefruit! Followed by coffee and toast.
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
Part of our industrial heritage
Somebody’s been this way!
Heading for the gap
The pier has rotted away
Consumed by the sea
Beautiful in its ugliness
I love this prehistoric monster
Straight down the barrel
And out the other side
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 nature reserve
Spion Kop Cemetery
Jewish headstones and a wealth of local history
The town’s symbol on the gate
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.
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