Quite wet and wild during the night but fortunately all blown through by the morning and though mostly cloudy, it was mild with a bit of sunshine throughout the rest of the day. We drove to the Lifeboat Road NT carpark and set off though the acres of dunes and trees towards Formby Point.
Surprisingly there didn’t seem to be many people about, so I was happy to let Poppydog ‘off road’ straight away as we wandered along the myriad of trails and paths.
We clambered over the last set of dunes and joined the beach at Formby Point (roughly were we left off on our last visit).
From here we headed south again (back the way we had come) to enjoy the Lifeboat Road section of beach.
There were a few people around but not enough to distract Poppydog from her game.
She even let this trio of gulls be!
The sun is so lovely and low at this time of year which of course can be an asset or not to taking photos, but I know what I saw!
We carried on south towards Little Altcar, as far as we could before the beach is closed off for military use.
And made our way back through the dunes, by this point we haven’t seen anyone for about an hour!
The sun was getting very low in the sky by this point and we were able to capture a P&O ferry in the middle of this halo of gold, with the silhouettes of the wind farm in the distance.
Two thoughts of the day:
Formby beaches, the dunes and wooded areas are right up there on our list of favourite places.
We are setting an alarm for the morning for the first time in this life, as we want to be back at Formby early to enjoy the ‘Pages of the Sea’ Armistice Day Centenary down on Lifeboat Road beach.