Putting Wheels in Motion….

Or in this case putting an old ‘Red’ Pit Wheel in concrete as a lasting monument to a once huge industry in the North East of England. Unfortunately the Pit Wheels are no longer turning and the last of the deep mines have long since closed, coal is still extracted controversially in the area from the large and more economical open cast surface mines. I could have used this post to enter the GTDA’s RED challenge, check out her Blog here….


This is a long shot I know, as I enter the GTDA’s 52 week photo challenge: Week 6 – RED. What a great subject I thought as I tried hard to find any inspiration, I don’t do Red I thought.  With a quick search of my archives I suddenly had too many ideas, finally landing on this as one of my most recent shots. I’d like to share this little Red Fiat which i caught crossing the causeway at low tide onto Holy Island (recently featured in my own Pew with a View series), the Island is situated just off the Northumbrian coast in England.