Monday, 7 April 2014

Newcastle take a leaf out of Scotland's book

YC made a rare pilgrimage to St James Park on Saturday to join the faithful supporting Newcastle United.  Helen A had kindly given him a ticket.  Newcastle were playing Manchester United who have been having a bit of a tough time recently.  Perhaps to no great surprise, Man U emerged from their slump to trounce Newcastle 4 - nil.  By the end, the faithful were leaving for the exits in their droves.  YC and Helen manfully stayed to the bitter end, watching Man U put the finishing touches to their victory with an injury time fourth goal.  Never mind, the first half had been entertaining, and Man U were good value for their victory.  Years of supporting Scotland is good training for such defeats.

Today YC enjoyed a decidedly quieter activity - birdwatching at Cresswell Pond followed by a jog on the beach at Druridge Bay.  Highlights at Creswell were a pair of pintails, an avocet, and a Mediterranean Gull (similar to a black-headed gull, but larger and with all-white wings).  

Newcastle on the attack
a rare second half corner

the scene at Druridge Pools