Spread across the 2 mile beach there are 100 cast iron figures. With the naked eye you could see many of the figures but when you tried to take a photo, the camera didn't pick them up clearly so I took pictures of individual figures.
The installation was amazing but also had a spooky feel or was that due to it being October and therefore Halloween month.
From Crosby we travelled to Martin Mere. Martin Mere is a mere near Burscough, in Lancashire, situated on the West Lancashire Coastal Plain. The mere is a vast marsh, and was, until it was drained, the largest body of fresh water in England. It is now a wetland centre. We arrived at lunch time and so headed for the restaurant. After a delicious lunch we set out to explore the centre and do some bird watching. There are two areas of the reserve, one side has birds that are exhibition or captive and the other side the birds come and go at will. We had a quick walk around the exhibition side and came across the pink flamingos.
I liked the magpie goose.
This one is a Southern Screamer Goose.
These two wooden bears were getting a lot of attention from the numerous children visiting the site
We had a wonderful afternoon. The site is quite big so we had a good walk and spent time watching birds. We saw several species of birds in large numbers that we usually only see in ones and twos. We also watched some children learning how to fly a broom stick, it certainly looked like fun.
We drove to the outskirts of Clitheroe, to the cottage we had rented for 4 nights. We picked up food from the store on the way. We cooked dinner and then settled down for a quiet evening. I have my knitting with me and I managed to knit several rows.
This short break is about the two of us doing things that we both enjoy so on Sunday we planned in a walk up Pendle Hill. The hill is famous for it links to the Pendle witches. You can read more about the history HERE
The walk was quite strenuous with the summit being 557 metres above sea level. The route took us past two reservoirs. This was the Lower Ogden reservoir.
This was the run off from the upper reservoir. We still had to climb up the slope to get to the top.
Early on the path was nice and flat but as we progressed it became boggy and quite steep.
As we climbed higher the scenery spread out before us. I love the autumnal (fall) colours
Whichever way you looked the scenery was similar and spectacular. I love these wide open spaces.
I always find the descent harder work than the climb. There was a path down but the surface was very rough and the steps were quite deep.