Time flies and I’ve not made the time to post over the last three weeks or so. Maybe I should use one of those habit tracker apps on my phone to get me into the routine of posting regularly? Anyway.
I ran along the embankment during lunch today, mentally noting just how much concrete there is. Partly to stop myself thinking that I felt a bit cold in the northerly wind. I published this photo in October and today I’m sharing some others that I’ve received. What a big construction project the embankment was, heaven knows how long it took?
As you’ll probably know the embankment stretches from Bennets Lane at Meols to the old Derby Pool site at New Brighton. It’s not one long, continuous construction though because there’s a bit of break in the “bay” bit by Leasowe golf club. There’s a bit of a gravel path for a few hundred metres, sometimes with the odd pile of sand to ensure cyclists have to dismount. Like today for instance.
Get to the other end and you’ll see the lifeguard station:
It’s pretty much 5 miles from our lifeboat station to this lifeguard station (well that’s what I’ve always called it). So a 10 miler there and back, and maybe not the best route to walk/run/cycle when there’s a howling gale! But you could always park by Leasowe Lighthouse and chop the route in half (approx).
That picture and signs describe the old ferry service that ran between Liverpool and various locations in north Wales including Llandudno Pier and Anglesey. According to wikipedia, the Liverpool and North Wales Steamship Company has been resurrected and an article in the Daily Post says a new ferry service (using a long-neglected ship) between Liverpool and Llandudno could run from next May. Great, I hope the project comes off!
I knew none of this before today either. There are some interesting ideas and projects that people get involved with!
Now I might have mentioned this before, but can anyone recall or have pictures of trucks that drove around the area taking seismic measurements? I’ve a recollection of white trucks, maybe with Shell Petroleum branding, driving around Meols and Hoylake many moons ago (late 70s). I’d love to hear from anyone who has more information on this.