It is a coastal path that includes sand dunes and, a wooded area that houses red squirrels. We have been before when the eldest was a baby and a couple of times since but, we have never seen a red squirrel!
This picture of Jack on top of a sand dune has not had any filters whatsoever used on it. The sky really was that blue and the sand that yellow, it was quite amazing.
It was quite bizarre, this looked liked a Christmas tree graveyard. We guess, but don’t really know, that it must be what they do with the trees that don’t sell at Christmas time, some were still wrapped in the netting they come in.
The beach was quite crowded and Jack was a bit skittish at the thought of all the picnics he could potentially liberate. Therefore, we walked back over the dunes to the wooded area that we had driven through en route to the car park.
We walked the red squirrel trail and, yet again, we didn’t see a single one of the blighters!
However, we have a cunning plan, himself quizzed one of the rangers for the low down, and it seems that we will venture there in time for breakfast in the very near future. Apparently, it’s the only time they come out to play- who knew? We are plagued by their grey cousins morning, noon and night in The Glade, but there you go, the red ones must be shy.
Nevertheless, it was a lovely walk. There was a mobile van selling refreshments and an ice cream van or two, be warned though, I am reliably informed by Ms Glade that the ice cream was quite expensive ha! I loved it!
On the way home we popped to Crosby Beach to see, Antony Gormley’s ‘Another Place‘.
There are 100 of these cast iron men littered all over the beach, I think they are amazing. He has said that he based them on himself!!
I am not sure if you can see the people on the beach leading to the water, they are all iron men too. I liked this scene of the tanker crossing between the wind farm and the iron men. I don’t think I like the look of the wind farm very much, but I know some people do.
Have a lovely day!
UPDATE : Please see the brilliant explanations below for why the Christmas trees are there, it’s fab and makes perfect sense!! Thank you ladies xx