A long weekend in Morecambe

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A long weekend in Morecambe

Lancashirelad
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Joined: July 28th, 2006, 11:07 pm

February 23rd, 2018, 11:18 pm #1

Alan and I set off for our long weekend in Morecambe on Friday 16 February.

We made our way through the Trough of Bowland, a very pretty road which goes up quite a steep hill and then down the other side.  At the top is a tower called the Jubilee Tower.  We stopped and climbed up but it was a little cloudy so the view was not as good as it could have been.

As we had arrived in time for lunch, we had a pastie and coffee from Greggs (a bakery chain).  After lunch we had a walk to the nearby village of Heysham.  Famous for it's dock where you can get the Isle of Mann ferry and a large nuclear power station. 
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Lancashirelad
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Joined: July 28th, 2006, 11:07 pm

February 23rd, 2018, 11:30 pm #2

Saturday was a little bit of a disappointment.  We watched a steam train going up the west coast main line, then headed for Arnside.

Arnside is famous for the speed at which the tide comes in.  The road we took follows the coast and the tide was out.  We lost sight of the costs for a few minutes, but when we arrived in Arnside, it was in. 

It's not too far from home so we will be back.

We then took a short train ride from Morecambe to Lancaster to pass some time.
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Lancashirelad
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Joined: July 28th, 2006, 11:07 pm

February 23rd, 2018, 11:37 pm #3

Here is an example of what we had hoped to see.  
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Lancashirelad
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Joined: July 28th, 2006, 11:07 pm

February 24th, 2018, 6:57 pm #4

On Sunday we went to Windermere for a cruise on the lake.  We were luck as it was school holidays so we got Teal one of the large boats rather than the little launch we epected.  Well for part of the trip, but we got a launch for the second part.  

In Ambleside we went to see the house on a bridge.  That is about all there is there.
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Lancashirelad
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Joined: July 28th, 2006, 11:07 pm

February 24th, 2018, 7:06 pm #5

A few more pictures  The ship is the SS Turn also a Class 37 diesel train and the steam loco is Leander
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alanm
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alanm
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Joined: November 18th, 2006, 3:10 pm

February 25th, 2018, 1:35 pm #6

It was a good weekend break, with good company. Weatherspoons takings will be down now we are no longer dining there!

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tonyl
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tonyl
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Joined: May 26th, 2017, 8:20 pm

February 27th, 2018, 7:23 pm #7

We once had an afternoon tea in a small cafe on the front in Arnside :)
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Lancashirelad
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Joined: July 28th, 2006, 11:07 pm

February 27th, 2018, 9:18 pm #8

It's a beautiful place, that's for sure.
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Carolyn Jane
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Carolyn Jane
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Joined: July 29th, 2006, 1:30 pm

April 28th, 2018, 2:47 am #9

Was that a 'training cruise'?  CJ
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Lancashirelad
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April 28th, 2018, 7:07 pm #10

Yes, we needed to be on the water and could not wait until our QV trip.
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