NZ3567 : Dodging the ferry, South Shields

taken 3 years ago, near to North Shields, North Tyneside, Great Britain

Dodging the ferry, South Shields
Dodging the ferry, South Shields
The ferry between North and South Shields operates to a timetable and whilst I'm sure they adhere to the rules for the avoidance of collisions at sea, they will make plenty of wake and turbulence as they come and go, so the prudent sea kayaker looks for a way to avoid close encounters. Fortunately, as both terminals are floating pontoon docks, there's a skulkers' route under the bridge. The water is already getting a little choppier than on our rather relaxing journey with the ebb tide from Derwenthaugh through the city of Newcastle, as the tide is now opposed by a brisk sea breeze. The last kilometre or so out of the River Tyne entrance will prove to be more challenging than the whole trip so far, though still well within our comfort zone.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 15 October, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 13 June, 2020
Geographical Context
Coastal  Sport, Leisure  Suburb, Urban fringe  Docks, Harbours  Estuary, Marine 
Category (from Tags)
Pontoon  Bridge  Sea Kayaking 
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Sea kayaking   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3588 6709 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:59.8261N 1:26.4412W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3587 6706
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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