By Kathleen Chen, Global Politics Postgraduate (Masters)
If practice is one of the best methods of verifying knowledge, then travelling should be one of the fastest ways of memorizing vocabulary.
– For Tynemouth, 20.10.2018
On Saturday 20th October college offered a free trip for all students and our Pastoral Tutors to Tynemouth. We were being embraced by the friendly blue sky and seaside the moment we got off the coach, and I could not wait to take photos.
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This was the blue sky we were given during the whole day. How lucky we were! Although cloudy weather would be another kind of beauty, such a sunny day offered us a happiness of feeling loved which totally freed our minds from worrying about intense reading tasks for a while.
It is another kind of lucky to have a picturesque scenery with very few people around. It means you can occupy this place and try every angle for photographing without worrying about disturbing others. And walking down this lovely path, there is the charming seaside.
You would see many different dogs playing around their owners, pursuing the ball and running towards your camera, really friendly. Suddenly, I found myself kind of admiring them – they look like they own the whole beach and even the whole sea, running with such speed while I walked so slowly. At the same time, I seem to understand that if I could work hard in both my study and my life instead of having an attitude of “having to do it”, maybe I could also be closer to the situation I am in, just like the close relationship between dogs and the sea.
This is my favourite photo of the day: I think it shows the harmonious balance between action and quiet that touches me. For me, it is just like facing the challenges of life with elegance and confidence, never in a hurry but knowing everything is under control.
Then I was attracted to this quiet lighthouse, and passed a long way to visit it. The breathtaking view looks so familiar and made me feel like in a movie while walking towards the lighthouse.
It does take some time to arrive at the end of the dam but it is worth it for all this beauty.
It was interesting that we all kept photographing the view in front of us, and then I was shocked by the beauty behind us when I looked back accidentally. So maybe that you should never forget to look back when you feel down. In this way you will realize that you have actually made some progress and regain power and courage.
One trip is enough for me to be familiar with the vocabulary of “Tynemouth” and the town. I love it here: I love watching friendly dogs swimming in the sea; I love watching boring birds sleeping in the sun; I love watching people sharing fish & chips…
What a peaceful time.