Members cruising

Morpeth Branch of the NHS Retirement Fellowship

Recently, members, along with other branches, enjoyed a cruise down the River Tyne.

The weather was remarkable to mark the start of our three-hour cruise from the Millennium Bridge that was specially raised for us to pass under, and what a sight it proved with the other Tyne Bridges acting as a magnificent back-drop.

Our voyage downstream was enhanced by the brilliant commentary, which covered in detail the old ship building sites, as well as the new life that is coming from Nissan car manufacturing and the ferry service from North Shields.

By the time we arrived at the Piers the weather changed for the worse.

However, as soon as we had turned to head up-stream, it changed back again and we were able to enjoy the view of North Shields Fish Quay.

Members were still taking in the sights when we rounded the last curve in the river and Newcastle came into view with St James’ Park on the skyline.

After we had docked the ladies decided which of the Quayside Restaurants we should descend on. And so an exceptionally enjoyable day drew to a close.