Heading north on the East Coast Main Line I always hope for a seat on the right hand, east side of the train.  That’s the side with views of the North York Moors, Durham cathedral, Newcastle’s Tyne bridges, the Northumberland coast and Holy Island.  Yesterday I had a window seat on the left, west side offering a gently uneventful succession of landscapes with clouds.

(Click on the first photo to follow the journey)



Like all landscapes seen from a moving train, this is a partial view.  The line passes through large and small towns, cuttings and woodland but they are more of a challenge for a snatched photo. These are some of the open landscapes in between.