Finding 'water related' locations was not so easy. When back in the north east I visited the village of Ponteland, Northumberland. The River Pont goes on to join the Blyth river further downstream. The river is around 7 miles long and contains a large variety of fish. These include brown trout, grayling, eels perch and some gudgeon. The river has been known to flood, the last time being in 2008 (to my knowledge and research), which affected 19 properties.
I wasn't sure I would achieve the railway related task set for April, however a bit of travel disruption on my return to the north east resulted in an unscheduled train journey from Kings Cross. I had missed a connecting coach due to train delays resulting in a trip that should have taken 2 hours taking 4.5 hours from St. Leonards on Sea to London, including 3 changes of train!!
Before continuing my journey a day later than scheduled I stopped to take a few photos of the starkly contrasting architecture of the neighbouring stations of St Pancras and Kings Cross. St Pancras, with its Victorian architecture, was opened in 1868. It is primarily brick, but polychromatic, in a style derived from the Italian gothic.and with numerous other architectural influences. Kings Cross is a more recently restored station, completed in 2012. The modern design is the work of John McAllen - see all-change-at-kings-cross with the steel structure of the roof, engineered by Arup, resembling something of a reverse waterfall.