Sunday, 29 June 2014

Car and Cleveleys

We have a new car which Mark assured me needed a good run on the motorway to see how it performed.

So at 6.30pm yesterday we decided we'd go for a drive to the beach and chose Cleveleys as our destination. It's ages since we've been there and we were surprised at how much it's changed. First job was to buy fish & chips and eat them looking out over this view.

Followed by a walk along the beach where no matter how old you are, some rock or shell always catches your eye.

This is called Mary's shell. I didn't realise until I got home and looked it up that a children's book called The Sea Swallow has been written that combines local folklore, myth and legend about Wyre's coastline and this shell along with other sculptures are part of the story. 
Sand graffiti. Amy, Manchester 2014, 28th July. She's obviously a month ahead of herself!
Thomas copying Amy. He takes after Mark who's ambidextrous. Thomas is mainly right handed but occasionally uses his left hand.
 The sea ogre, another part of the storybook. Apparently when the tide comes in this is covered completely. I bet it's great to see it emerge from the water when the sea goes out.  
A big of rock dancing was going on here
The photo doesn't really do justice - the sky was beautiful.
The only way to get Amy & Thomas off the beach is to actually abandon them!
We spent a good couple of hours on the beach. Back in the car we had some hot chocolate and got the blankets out before we set off and Amy & Thomas were both asleep by the time we got home.

It was a lovely spur of the moment trip.



  1. The photos look great. The trip to the beach seems really fun, especially for Amy and Thomas. Anyway, glad to know that the test drive was successful. I hope having a new car will allow you to have more spontaneous moments like that. Take care! :)

    Diane Wilson @ Fletcher Chrysler

  2. If you are hesitant to go to the dealership to get a new car because you think you always get railroaded by the salesmen, here is what I do. Decide on your monthly premium, go there and tell the dealer you can afford that much, without a deposit, only a trade-in, and no taxes, tags, or fees. If they need the sale, they will make it work.

    Diana Hayes @ Baldwin Subaru

  3. Those pictures are amazing. Thank you so much for sharing this. It looks like you had quite and adventure. I think my favorite beach that I have even been to was actually at a lake. It had these old airplanes that were scattered all over the beach and you could go and climb through them and check them all out.

    Damion @ Jacky Jones Lincoln