The Children's Mother and I had a flying visit to Newcastle this afternoon, mainly to buy a new zoom lens for the Nikon as the old one keeps jamming.
We looked in a couple of places but found just what we were looking for in Jacobs, a wonderful shop with very helpful staff. We settled for a Sigma 70/300 macro, so far so good. Yesterday I finally gave up on the Olympus compact which was bought for my birthday, it was almost certainly faulty and no matter what I did with it it was a real problem. I had a chance to play with a Samsung this morning and was so impressed with it that we bought one, a bit like the Remington shaver ad! I have only had time to take o couple of shots but it is looking very promising.
While we were in Town we walked round to see the gateway into China Town.
I had never see the gate or this section of the old City Wall before, I am not sure that it is what I expected but it was interesting to see.
Perhaps I will have some shots with the new lens and or Samsung tomorrow.