Monthly Archives: June 2018

A Butterfly, a Bird and some Bindweed.

The glorious weather continues and this morning I was down by the coastguard station. I headed north along the coast through Hightown Dunes and Meadows to see what I could find. Lots of butterflies were on the wing but they … Continue reading

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A Chinese Junk ship in Waterloo !

I was back walking along Crosby beach but today I continued down to the Lakeside Leisure Centre in Waterloo where I was surprised to see a Chinese Junk Ship. It was literally a ship made from junk. Called ‘The Good … Continue reading

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A wander down Crosby Beach.

Friday 22nd June. It was a glorious sunny morning so I decided to have a stroll down Crosby Beach to see what I could find. As always, the Iron Men, part of Anthony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’ installation were staring out … Continue reading

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Warton Crag and Jenny Brown’s Point.

My walk this week was in north west Lancashire where our plan was to climb Warton Crag. We parked at Warton Crag quarry which is a Local Nature Reserve. We  had hoped to see some rare fritillary butterflies, but not … Continue reading

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The Prehistoric Forest and a Sea Potato.

On Saturday I joined a walk organised by ‘Green Sefton’ to explore the Hightown Dunes and Meadows area of the Sefton Coastline. Starting from Hightown Station we followed the River Alt to enter the dune system. John, our guide gave … Continue reading

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A walk through Ainsdale Dunes with Green Sefton.

This morning I joined a small group of people for a walk through Ainsdale Dunes, led by John from ‘Green Sefton’ John pointed out many of the species of wild flowers that inhabit the dunes and gave us lots of … Continue reading

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A snow storm in June.

A snow storm in June!. Not really but it looked like it. I was up at Ainsdale Local Nature Reserve to witness the irruption of the White Satin Moth. Thousands of these day flying moths emerge together and walking amongst … Continue reading

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Crosby Rambling Club visit Coniston.

On Sunday I joined my friends from Crosby Rambling Club on a visit to Coniston in the Lake District. There were 12 of us in the group and we followed the walk that Roger and I had done the reccee … Continue reading

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Sitting pretty above Coniston Water.

This was the view at our lunch stop on Wednesday. Leaning against a flat rock with the sun on our face and Coniston Water spread out below us, what could be better? I was up in the Lake District with … Continue reading

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Coincidence

This is my image of a Barcos Rabelos, one of the traditional boats used to transport the Port Wine down the Douro River. I entered it in this months Monochrome Madness Challenge run by Leanne Cole, an Australian photographer. The … Continue reading

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