Formby – Residents prisoners in their own homes

A Red Squirrel – What could be more symbolic of Formby

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/plan-needed-stop-formby-residents-14630360

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 – The Asparagus Town

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:-

Digging up the asparagus r

Asparagus Trees

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The National Trust has an Asparagus Trail to walk if you visit their Formby Point site – see link below:-

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/formby/trails/formby-asparagus-walk-trail

Asparagus Trail - Formby Pine Woods

The first photo is amongst the recent additions to my Flickr pages and the second one was added some time ago – see link below:-

www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/

Liverpool Bay – photos from the sea

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:-

Formby Point

Formby Point

Liverpool Pilot Boat Petrel

Liverpool Pilot Boat Petrel

New Brighton and Perch Rock Lighthouse

New Brighton and Perch Rock Lighthouse

Buoy those wind turbines are big

Buoy those wind turbines are big

Crosby Coastguard Station

Crosby Coastguard Station

When a flying saucer landed in Crosby

When a flying saucer landed in Crosby – Crosby Swimming Baths

Waterloo & Seaforth Radar Tower

Waterloo & Seaforth Radar Tower

Looking down the River towards the sea

Looking down the River towards the sea

Victoria Tower

Victoria Tower – The Dockers Clock

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These photos are also amongst my Flickr shots at:-

www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/

Formby – National Trust Red Squirrel Reserve

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.

Nuts for tea again

Red Squirrel 1

Red Squirrel 2

Red Squirrel

The first and last photos are amongst my Flickr shots at:-
www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/