A Red Squirrel – What could be more symbolic of Formby
The Liverpool Echo has the story on its web site – see link above
As a rule of thumb I don’t go to Formby or indeed Southport when the sun is cracking the flags, particularly on Bank Holiday weekends, as I know that traffic chaos is all but a certainty.
Don’t get me wrong I love going to these places but, traffic jams and parking problems are not for me. I could tell what was going on in Formby from where the new Brooms Cross Road crosses Brickwall Lane near Sefton Village some miles south of Formby on the Sunday of the Bank Holiday just gone. The traffic was so heavy around 10am that when the lights changed for me to cycle across Brooms Cross Road I had to peddle between traffic stuck across the junction.
But I’m also not at all sure what can be done to stop this traffic and parking chaos happening again in future, except that the drivers caught up in it may well decide not to repeat the day out sat in their cars in traffic jams.
Formby is famous for asparagus growing this historic agricultural heritage is being celebrated by some interesting sculptures in and around the dunes and woodland.
Here are a couple an interesting wood carvings/sculptures related to the cultivation of asparagus that I have come across whilst walking the lovely dunes of the Sefton coast:-
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The National Trust has an Asparagus Trail to walk if you visit their Formby Point site – see link below:-
The first photo is amongst the recent additions to my Flickr pages and the second one was added some time ago – see link below:-
Seen today on the beach at Formby Point.
The photo is also amongst my Flickr shots at:-
Taking a cruise from Liverpool recently gave me a personally unique opportunity to take some shots that otherwise would not be possible. Here are a selection:-
Liverpool Pilot Boat Petrel
New Brighton and Perch Rock Lighthouse
Buoy those wind turbines are big
Crosby Coastguard Station
When a flying saucer landed in Crosby – Crosby Swimming Baths
Waterloo & Seaforth Radar Tower
Looking down the River towards the sea
Victoria Tower – The Dockers Clock
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These photos are also amongst my Flickr shots at:-
Sheila and I had not been to the Red Squirrel Reserve for ages and our recollection was that you rarely saw a red squirrel close to. Well we went and we saw very close to. Here are some shots from our visit on 30th May.
The first and last photos are amongst my Flickr shots at:-