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Photo-a-day 108: Royal Quays Marina

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This is part of the pretty Royal Quays Marina at North Shields. It’s built around the Victorian Albert Edward Dock, which was opened by Albert Edward himself, in 1884.

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Photo-a-day 107: MS Princess Seaways

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This is MS Princess Seaways, one of the big DFDS cruiseferries that runs from North Shields, here in Newcastle, to IJmuiden, in the Netherlands.

It’s probably a ship with deep psychological issues: it was “born” in Germany in 1986 and was christened MS Peter Pan. It underwent a definitive sex change in 2006, when it became Princess of Norway, having used three other fairly gender neutral names in the interim, but has remained a princess of one sort or another ever since.

I always thought it was unlucky to rename a ship, but perhaps I’m wrong…!

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Photo-a-day 69: Boats on the Ouseburn

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This is the first of today’s two photos, since I forgot yesterday! It shows some boats, just at the point where the Ouseburn meets the Tyne at the Quayside here in Newcastle. I’ve featured the Ouseburn once before in this series, a couple of miles or so further upstream at Jesmond Dene.

These boats are actually on the Tyne side of the Ouseburn Tidal Barrage, so are possibly technically on the Tyne rather than the Ouseburn, but who am I to say where a tributary ends and the larger river begins?

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