Greenery in the city part 3: Walking the River Wear

I am very lucky to live in an area which is not only super close to the green countryside, but also is right next to the coast. After my two previous adventures through the greenery, this week I chose to head along the river to the coast.  I chose to walk from the Wearmouth Bridge all the way to Roker.


All along the riverside, there are different statues and pieces of artwork. I really enjoyed looking at them as they were a reminder of the heritage of North East England.  Walking along the peaceful path, I first came across a statue of the ruins of a house. I tried to sit on the sofa while I enjoyed the view of the boats, but it was a bit hard to sit on. The owner hadn’t even tidied up, there was a huge mess and I had nowhere to hang my coat!

A little further along the path, I found a sign pointing to one of the planets, Uranus. My photographer found it very funny and requested I pose in front of it, I’m not sure why a planet is so funny but then again I don’t understand humans. (I also walked past the sign for Pluto, but no photo for that … strange).


As I made it to the top of the hill, I found a telescope and a map of the area. Looking through the telescope over to the old ship yards was very interesting. However, sadly there was no sign of summer, just the sea fret rolling in.


I also found a map of the area, which looked very interesting. I would have tried to find where I was, but I can’t read. I think I was somewhere in the top right corner.


I took a quick shortcut down a staircase to the marina, I like to watch the boats, hopefully one day I will be able to go on one. My shortcut brought me onto the beach.  I had lots of fun, even though the fog was getting pretty bad.


I think I’d make a great 007, when does James Bond retire?


Normally you can see for miles along the Roker coast, but the weather wasn’t being my friend. However, the giant waves were fun to watch, especially with some super brave surfers bobbing around. I think I will wait and try surfing in a warmer country.

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I chose to finish my adventure with a Gingerbread hot chocolate from the National Glass Centre (yum).  The perfect treat to warm up with after a long and tiring walk, now to start on my giant pile of reading.

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Not all those who wander are lost. – JRR Tolkien


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