Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Elsdon Northumberland


Elsdon, Northumberland.

Elsdon village in Northumberland is the former capital of Redesdale.
The village contains an excellent Pele tower (a type of fortified house) as well as being the site of a Motte and Bailey castle.
Elsdon Church is said to have been a resting place for St Cuthbert, and is one of many in the region dedicated to the Northumbrian Saints' memory.


Esldon Northumberland

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Northumberland Bird
 
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St Cuthberts's Church Elsdon

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The Koningsdam the largest cruise ship to visit the Tyne


The Koningsdam, the largest cruise ship to visit the Tyne. 

The Holland America Line's Koningsdam at 99,836 tonnes and at 297.2 metres in length is the biggest cruise ship to have visited the Tyne.
She berthed at the Northumbrian Quay at North Shields on 16/08/2016.

Ships on the Tyne



Ships on the Tyne





   

Astor Cruise Ship on the Tyne


Astor Cruise Ship on the Tyne

Photos of the Astor Cruise Ship taken from South Shields while arriving on the Tyne on 16/08/2016.
The Astor is 20,704 tonnes in weight, can carry 650 passengers and has a crew of 300.
She was built in 1987.  

Ships on the Tyne




Ships on the Tyne

Ships on the Tyne






Monday, August 15, 2016

AIDAvita Cruise Ship on the Tyne


AIDAvita Cruise Ship on the Tyne.

The AIDAvita cruise ship was built in 2002 and weighs 42,289 tonnes.
She is 202,85 metres in length and had a crew of 426 & can carry 1266 passengers.
The ship visited the Tyne on 15/08/2016.

Ships on the Tyne

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