Unfortunately the Tyne Tour for 2020 didn’t happen last weekend due to the restictiction currently in place in England for Covid-19. The decision not to run the event was definitely the right one. I for one definitely missed seeing the action unfold from Rescue Rock on the North Tyne. For all those that also missed not being in the Tyne Valley last weekend here is a post with some images from the last few years.
I have taken around 2k images on the North Tyne today, or #thetynebezi as its now know. At 1.84 on the gauge the river was running well following rain last night and release from Kiedler water. The images were taken using a professional full frame camera. The images posted below are low resolution.
The organisers of the Tyne Tour are ramping things up a bit for this years event. For 2014 the Tyne Tour will become the Tyne Tour Festival with a greater number of attractions/events based at Tyne Green in addition to the Tour and world famous Ceilidh.
I travelled just under two hours North for the official opening of North East Kayaks and Paddles. When you travel so far to a store you hope that the range of stock is up to scratch and that your journey hasn’t been wasted. This was certainly the case today. Loads of kit from Palm, PeakUK, Nookie, HF, Werner, Robson, Dagger, Pyranha, P&H, Wavesport, Liquid Logic, Sweet, Shredready plus lots more. There seemed to be plenty of stock and a wide range of sizes and colours. Here are a few shots from today.
The image below shows owner Jonathan Priest with Pyranha founder & owner Graham Mackereth .