It was one of my random visits. Sometimes when I feel low I go out and try to go somewhere where my eyes take me. It was my mom’s 2nd death anniversary 17th of April. Was missing her a lot. Thought if I go to somewhere where is peace and nature I may be able to connect with her. She will be able to hear me.
I went to Newcastle Haymarket first and saw a bus was waiting for X10 towards Middlesbrough. I got on that bus. This time I forgot to take my DJI pocket camera to shoot video because it was not in my mind. But in my backpack, my drone was there which I did not check when I got out of my house. It’s a nice new bus from Go northeast. I was enjoying the scenario.
Suddenly I saw we are in dalton park and got off there. I was fasting so I did not explore the shopping park. I saw another bus is coming from No -23 Sapphire towards Hartlepool. While I was on the bus I was looking at the map while we were passing Hordon station. I have there is a beech named Blackhall Rock.
I got off in the post office bus stop near Blackhall Rock. And started walking towards there. To my utter surprise what a lovely place it is.
Blackhall Rocks is a village on the North Sea coast of County Durham, North East England. It is situated on the A1086 between Horden and Hartlepool, and just south of Blackhall Colliery which it adjoins. It is sometimes referred to by locals in the area as “The Rocks”.
One of the earliest mentions of Blackhall Rocks is in the mid-19th century, when the beach was photographed. This was a time when the beach was part of a minor holiday resort, due to the location of a hotel above the cliffs. It was around this time a railway station was established here, which was closed in 1960. Adjacent to the station a siding and coal depot supplied coal from Blackhall Colliery 1 mile north to the surrounding area. The hotel remained up until the late 1960s when it was demolished, at a time when it had been used as flats, as a form of temporary housing, by Easington (district) Council, since the 1940s.
Despite the presence of the hotel, it was not until the 1920s and 1930s that Blackhall Rocks really developed as a community and village, something which is itself evident driving down the “coast road” (the A1086). Most of the houses along this road were built for middle class commuters, hence the proliferation of semi-detached houses and bungalows. In the late 1930s the local council built a large council estate to the west of the coast road, around the road to High Hesleden. Later on in the 1960s and 1970s a series of new council homes were built to the east, between the coast road and the railway line.
This place is very important for the birds for their nesting. The nesting session is from March-August every year. You will hear lots of different birds chirping while you are there. There is a lovely walk there. I have tried to explore and make a short video blog. Please watch and share.
Then I went to a quiet place and prayed for my mom ” Mom wherever you are I am now very close to nature, I wish you could hear me, I miss you a lot, I wish you could be here with me and see your son is doing well. I am trying my best to keep your words mom. I stayed there for 4 hours or so and then came back to my home in Newcastle. Today, I wish and pray that “the motherly love stays forever, people look after their mom and make them happy. ” Thanks for reading, Take care everyone. 🙏🏽❤️😊 MD…..