Burning off the calories.

22 Mouth Of the River Alt

After the Christmas and New Year festivities it was time to get my boots on and burn off a few of those excess calories. I drove down to the coastguard station at Crosby and found that the car park was almost full, I only just managed to find a space. I did not want the crowds so I walked through the Hightown Dunes heading for the mouth of the River Alt. Once there I had the place to myself and could wander along the shingle beach.

23 Footsteps25 Landing Stage

The landing stage at Hightown Sailing Club gave safe access when launching a boat but all around there was dangerous ground with sinking mud.

24 Dangerous ground

It was noticeable how the dunes were slowly being eroded with the sand deposited further up the coast.

26 Erosion

Walking back towards the coastguard station it looked as though there might be a nice sunset.

27 Crosby Beach

I ventured down onto the beach to see the Iron Men. I managed to get a couple of images but the promised sunset did not develop as the sun disappeared behind a bank of cloud.

28 Iron Man

31 Iron Man at sunset

It had been a pleasant stroll. Four miles with just 20 feet of ascent. That was the slipway getting back off the beach. It was now 4.30 pm and almost dark. Time to head home for a hot cup of tea.

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About crosbyman66

My aim is to create a photo diary of my walks and my travels. I have two main hobbies, walking and photography and these complement each other. I am a senior citizen, what used to be called an old age pensioner, but I don't feel old. Since retirement I have had more time to pursue my hobbies and the opportunity to travel more. My philosophy now is - Do what you can, while you can. My other interests are fine wines and keeping fit. These may not complement each other but keep me happy.
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