From Ainsdale Sands to Formby…..

Wet overnight again but dry and mostly cloudy with a little bit of sunshine at the end of the day. Didn’t feel like driving far today, so we popped a couple of miles down the road and parked up at Ainsdale Sands. This is a fabulous area for dog walking as there is a large area of dunes as well as the wide expanse of beach.

For the keen and fit you can pretty much walk from Southport to RAF Altcar along either the beach or through the dunes, which is the best part of 10 miles. We have now completed this but in stages!

After the first part of the beach, which we avoided by going through the dunes, there was no one about so it was ‘off roading’ for Poppydog all the way.

Poppydog’s sense of smell is pretty amazing, I have been using the thrower to lob the tennis ball in amongst the dunes and she comes back with it every time!

A lovely way to spend an afternoon don’t you think? 5.5 miles round trip for me and probably 100.5 miles for Poppydog – result!

Back to site in time for a spectacular sunset.

Two thoughts of the day:

Did a bit more planning for next year – very exciting but a lot of miles to cover and not that many sites!

Sand dunes, grasses, beach, sea and stunning sky – what more could you ask for?

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