Many thanks to Kate Hughes for this week’s Friday Photo.
Captured at the Meols slipway is a fisherman attending to what looks to me like an old trawler… or more likely what’s left of it!
A flat-calm sea for the end of November with those turbines standing tall in the background out in Liverpool Bay. Meols slipway is a great location for taking a photo with the yachts and fishing boats anchored, especially on a calm, bright day.
It’s one of my favourite local places and I like the fact that it’s still actively used by the local sailing community. Along the coast to the left you’ve got West Kirby and Dee sailing clubs and in the other direction the West Cheshire Sailing Club is by the old Derby Pool. We’ve got Hoylake Sailing Club of course with the boat yard but the boats aren’t moored or launched opposite the clubhouse.
By the way, if you’re looking for a decent coastal run (or ride), then from our lifeboat station to the lifeguard building at the end New Brighton prom (by Derby Pool) is pretty-much bang on 5miles each way. My tip: avoid this route when it’s a strong headwind home because it’s really not nice then. Oh, and you have to touch the wall of the lifeguard building …that’s the rule!