Going Underground... 👷🏻♀️ One of my favourite things aside from giant concrete structures are tunnels! Especially the kind where you have to wear a hard hat and carry a powerful torch 👏🏻 There’s a 19th century waggonway tunnel under the streets of #Ouseburn #Newcastle that use to transport the coal down to the Tyne river to transport to London. It closed down in the 1860s and later repurposed as an #airraidshelter during WWII. They were open 24 hrs a day, and also used by locals as a safe underground passage way. One man stayed in the tunnel for the whole duration of the war with his family bringing him food and water. Imagine?! The tour guides are knowledgable, funny and engaging. At the moment during restrictions you can book a tour for 2-6 people for your family or support bubble. So it’s safe and a bonus private tour!
Two hours sailing round the Farne Islands was magical 🖤 Puffins, guillemots, and lots of bird poo. Mask and hat are essential 😜
Spending some more time in the North East rediscovering my family’s roots. My Grandad use to work in the Baltic Flour Mill in Gateshead. The most majestic building on the banks of the Tyne. Opened up in 2002 as the @balticgateshead 🖤 I *may* have spent more time at the 4th floor viewing platform watching the kittiwakes nesting than I did in the actual art gallery 😬 This was probably when I missed Harrison Ford walking along the Quayside today too 🙄
My 2nd favourite building in London 💚 I’ve been passing this beauty for over 30 years. Finally stopped to 📷 it 💚
It may not be Langkawi and I *may* have been wearing a thermal but my first trip out of quarantine was straight to the local beach. Chips n gravy, the sea, sunshine, ice cream and a sculpture art trail ☀️💙
Back in the UK 🇬🇧 Home quarantine complete, first COVID vaccination done and a little explore of the North East of England ❤️