Saturday, 22 February 2014

On The Beach

Hello friends

We've had a lovely morning. Sit yourself by the fire and I'll make you a brew.

We had a few errands to do in Cleveleys, live get some passport photos done for L they should have cost £5.99 but because M came with us and the shop assistant knew him (from the taxi - ranks up outside the shop) she knocked off the 99p. (great) and then we had a look at L's favourite shop.

After all that was done we parked up on the prom and walked on the beach. My goodness that wind was cold even though the sun was shining.
There were a few people out just for a walk and walking their dogs even a unicyclist was out with his juggling balls (behave, he had three)

We came across this shell. This picture was taken on our walk back to the car because the sun was then behind us. It's huge and the best thing about it is that there is no rust on it and it has survived the worst battering for years unlike the new seats and tables that have been unstuck and shifted by the bashing waves.
 This is a table on its side. Looks like lots of kids have been having fun rolling it around. They are L's skinny legs - sigh, to have legs like that.

Some of the old sea wall had been bashed about and broke which is not too bad as that is due to come down and replaced soon.
Next we came across the Ogre. He's got a really cute face. He looks longingly at the cafe on the prom. Probably hoping that someone will bring him a hot chocolate. He must be very cold sat there all day and getting buried by the cold sea twice a day.
The tide was quite far out but on it's way in. You have to be so careful on our beach because there are gully's that create islands and you can so easily get stranded.                                                 After walking on the beach we went back onto the prom and came to the Ogres paddle that had been washed up. It's been made from one piece of wood and has been beautifully hand carved.
Click on the pictures to make bigger to see the details.
Soon after we went home for some lunch and now it's really dull.Think it might rain later.

All these characters are from this book written about a local legend. I was luck enough to find it in a charity shop in pristine condition.

Hope you're having a nice weekend and then back to school for some.

Carolx

8 comments:

  1. I feel a bit sorry for the ogre.
    Jane x

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    1. Hopefully soon he will have some warm sunshine on his back
      Carolx

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  2. Sounds like you had a beautiful day! You are so lucky to live close to the beach.

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    1. It does have its good moments, like the summer, but not always in the winter with high winds and gales with the sea coming over the sea wall (then we're sensible and stay away)

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  3. We saw the shell and the paddle when we visited, but we didn't see the ogre. I thought the sculptures were really beautiful, and it was such a surprise to find them there! I love walking along the front at Cleveleys - they've done a brilliant job of the renovations.I'm with you on staying away when the weather's bad as I'm afraid of the sea.

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    1. Hi Scarlet, the Ogre was put in place around the end to Autumn. The sculptures are well done, there was also six beautiful coloured glass/resin birds attached to the wall at the top end of Cleveleys but three were prised off and the council removed the remaining ones and rethinking where to put them. Plans have been passed to continue the renovations through to Fleetwood. Would love to meet up next time you are over.
      Carolx

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  4. Gorgeous photos showing off a stunning place to live xx

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    1. Thank you Rachel, We live about two miles away but love going to the beach.
      Carolx

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