Fire Breather!

A fire breather entertains the crowds in Tynemouth during the 2012 Mouth of the Tyne festival.

A beacon to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee was lit at Tynemouth Castle at exactly 10.01pm. The beacon was one of 2,012 lit throughout Great Britain, culminating with the Queen lighting the final one at 10:30.

Jubilee beacon shines out from Tynemouth

A beacon to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee was lit at Tynemouth Castle at exactly 10.01pm.  The beacon was one of 2,012 lit throughout Great Britain, culminating with the Queen lighting the final one at 10:30.          

seal pup taking a rest on North Shields fish quay sands

Seal pup resting at North Shields

This Harbour Seal pup decided to have a rest and a wash on North Shields fish quay sands in January 2011. Looks cuddly but in reality they're aggressive and have sharp teeth! Click on the pic to view a larger version.

New Moon rising over Tynemouth

Moonrise at Tynemouth

The rise of the first New Moon of 2012 over Tynemouth on Monday 9th January. Click on the picture to enlarge.  

Squeezebox player at Tynemouth station market

Squeezebox man

This chap playing an accordian outside Tynemouth station caught my eye. Click on the pic to view a larger version.