Tuesday, 5 July 2011
A day at Morecambe on Saturday
While we have had the wonderful weather, we decided to take our neigbours to one of my favorite places.... Morecambe bay,..... we are so lucky just here to have Wales, Blackpool, Morecambe, The lakes, Trough of Bowland, Yorkshire Dales and Darbyshire all with an hours drive. Wonderful countryside....
We got to the North end of Morecambe bay, very near Silverdale, around 12.30pm parked and Margaret and Les had a walk on the salt marshes. (not a place for the wheelchair lol) We then had a wonderful lunch at a farm cafe there. The farmers son is the chef,and then after closing at 3pm, he gets changed and milks the cows at 4pm. lol ... we had a short stroll and then back for ice-creams, sitting on the wall watching the sea and looking out towards the Lake District Mountains.
Into the car and a short ride to Morecambe, again a walk along the shops and a little spending,Margaret found two pairs of Hotter shoes in the sale for £30.00 each, she was made up! then on to the short pier. The cafe was closing as we arrived so we walked back to the new Midland Hotel, refurbished last year. A shandy and some sea and people watching then back in the car to Heysham.
This is a beautiful village with houses from the late 1500's.... we went up to the wonderful church and then the ruins and burial grounds of an unknown age....a walk along 'The burrows' which eventually go down to the sea, no matter which point you are along this massive, stunning bay, the vastness and majestic mountains are a joy to the soul.... then back to the local pub for a brilliant evening meal and a glass or two of red lol....we came home via Sunderland Point which thrilled Les as he is a bird watcher and he saw quite a few waders... home for 10.50pm and Mum slept all night lol.... so did we.
Thank you for your visit, I have a card for Mum's birthday to show you tomorrow