An oldie for this week’s Friday Photo.
It’s a view of Hoylake beach from the King’s Gap slipway looking toward Meols. Spot the old lower lighthouse and some steps down to the sand. Apparently the post mark on this post card is dated 1909 so the image is well over 100 years old.
The area around this slipway isn’t my favourite part of the beach as it’s often wet with standing water and well, a bit grotty really. There’s been some work this week to disperse some of the banked-up sand from around the prom wall. You’ll see some newly formed dunes are few yards away that will disperse after a few washes of the tide.
The spartina grass is getting itself established around this area of the beach, but that’s an ongoing story!
From this end of the prom there’s a good view to Hilbre Island. Now here’s a fact. If you’ve ever watched the detective drama series Vera on ITV you might be interested to know that there’s a link to the island. The author of the books that the show is based upon, Ann Cleeves, lived on Hilbre Island with her husband for a few years. By the way, that’s a little site of mine that I’ve had and neglected for a few years but I’m now attempting to kick start. Any unusual photos/stories of Hilbre Island are most welcome.