Looking for two more of Carmichael’s views of the Tyne – this time around the bend of the river at Bywell. I subsequently got lost in the woods with the dogs and ended up looking for views from the hillside across to Bywell and the river Tyne. The light in woods was extraordinary and the strange managed landscape was dark and shadowed, emphasised by the bright autumn sun, low in the sky. A strange aluminium crucifix with the word ‘France’ – an artwork? a memorial? who put that there?