Morecambe Bay

Morecambe Bay has some of the finest sunsets in the world, according to the owner of a local fish and chip shop.

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I’m inclined to take him at his word, certainly the vast expanse of sand at low tide takes the breath away.

Its a perfect stage set for the light.


We didn’t have time to hang around until the clouds took on the promised fruit salad colours of peach, cherry and gold –

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Saturated City – Kingston upon Hull



The Beverley Gate near Whitefriargate, shown above, which was uncovered during the late 1980’s in an archaeological dig. This marks the place where King Charles I was refused entry to Hull in 1642. Not fully open to the public, restoration work continues.

The display of tulips is in Queens Gardens – originally constructed on the site of a filled in dock. As City of Culture 2017, Hull saw considerable regeneration and arts based projects; the number of businesses up for sale probably reflects the state of the economy and the weather.IMG_0255IMG_0260IMG_0261IMG_0266IMG_0267



Judging by the line up of coaches and pantechnicons, Gary Barlow is in town performing at the City Hall, where a group of fans are already sheltering from the rain.



What Happened Next…

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I like to fill in idle chinks of time on holiday watching the world go by – and picking out moments with a camera.  Not knowing the area, didn’t realize this was the set down point for the local ferry in Fleetwood. The passing gull was a Father Ted moment.

For those with nothing better to do than watch ferries. Or write a novel.